Success from the ground up: Participatory monitoring and forest restoration

Evans, K., and Guariguata, M.R.

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The potential of participatory monitoring in forest restoration and related forest management activities is explored in this review through multiple case studies, experiences, field tests and conceptual discussions. The review seeks to deepen and broaden our understanding of participatory monitoring by teasing out the lessons learned from existing knowledge and mapping a possible path forward, with the aim of improving the outcomes of forest restoration initiatives.    

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration:
This resource emphasizes the importance of developing participatory monitoring programs with stakeholders, particularly relevant for activity D1, adjusting restoration activities based on monitoring data collected, relevant to activity D2, and communicating lesson learned in line with activity D3.

STAPER categories:
  • D1: Assess the efficacy and effects of implementing the ecosystem restoration plan
  • D2: Adjust plans, expectations, procedures, and monitoring through adaptive management
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

Resource Type:
White Paper

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)