Edmund Barrow: Importance of Mapping as tool for Empowerment

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Day 2, Session 4: Tools and strategies for recognizing and mapping rights

Presentation by Edmund Barrow, Africa Regional Coordinator, IUCN

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Edmund Barrow: Importance of Mapping as tool for Empowerment

  1. 1. Story from Koko Chepnuk from the area around Mount Elgon Importance of Mapping as tool for Empowerment Presented by Edmund Barrow, IUCN
  2. 2. Mount Elgon National Park; and Our Farms
  3. 3. We do our mapping as a group (and men do their maps) – and map our landscape – both as it is now and how we would like it to look like in 10-20 years time
  4. 4. We present and Discuss our maps in front of everyone – men included
  5. 5. We have our present situation maps and our vision for what it will look like in 10 years time This helps us analyze our problems and identify solutions
  6. 6. Our Partners can make our maps into “smart” computer maps!
  7. 7. We identified our problems and now we are working on implementing the solutions – •Terraces, tree planting & wood lots •Advocating for a by-law to prevent roaming animals from destroying our trees and we participated in the formulation of that bye-law Key Messages: •Ownership of the process & actions •Empowered to take action which was recognized

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