Community Monitoring Survey

Are you, or your organisation, engaged in participatory monitoring projects
which make use of the skills and knowledge of communities worldwide through
participatory monitoring mechanisms?

GCP has created a survey to gather information on the details of active
projects as part of an effort to map out the current landscape of community
projects worldwide. We would be extremely grateful if you could forward it
to the individual team leaders of projects which your organisation oversees
or other proponents of projects you are familiar with from outside your
organisation. We would appreciate their time (10 minutes) in filling out
the survey by clicking here: We
are focusing on projects which directly involve communities in the
data-gathering process, for example in monitoring forest carbon stocks,
biodiversity or wellbeing.

Context: Having recently completed a pilot study in Guyana, The Global
Canopy Programme (GCP) is currently entering Phase II of its ‘Community
Measuring, Reporting and Verification’ (C-MRV) project. This project aims
to demonstrate the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of community-based
monitoring in relation to forest conservation, through training local
people to measure the health of their forests and the wellbeing of their
communities using open source software developed for mobile phones. In this
second phase, GCP hopes to share knowledge of monitoring best practice both
regionally and internationally.

We would be extremely grateful for your organisation’s assistance in
creating this database of projects and are keen to answer any questions
which you, or your project leaders, may have. If you would like to find out
more about the GCP’s work then please visit our website - - or email our CMRV team at

With thanks,

Fraser Eccles

Fraser Eccles
Project Assistant – Research Programme

Global Canopy Programme
23 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HU, United Kingdom |
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