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and open clear and transparent dialogue between them; implement the mapping system to enable communities to document areas of resource use; and protect community resources (including gender specific sites for men and women) by incorporating their concerns into CIB’s forest management plans. Participation of the community was achieved through extensive consultation and socialization of the plan for mapping community resources, overcoming initial distrust through recruitment of community members, understanding the philosophy behind the project and value of the mapping process for protecting the community’s rights and resources, and obtaining consent for their involvement in the project. The communities were also actively consulted and engaged in the design and application of the mapping interface, using locally recognizable icons that were integrated into GPS hand-held technology, specially made for non literate people and for forest use. The specially designed interface enables the communities to access GPS technology and map areas such as sacred areas, medicinal trees, and other areas of resource use without outside assistance. Indigenous communities were trained to use the GPS technology and helped to produce maps that physically delineate the boundaries of sites that are important to them. These maps were incorporated into CIB’s management plans to ensure that community resources are respected and protected. In addition to the maps produced from the data, the communities also physically mark key resources on the ground to ensure their protection, and retain copies of the maps.
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There is now an understanding by CIB of the importance of these areas; and community concerns are now being respected and clearly communicated by the people themselves. CIB has released a formal policy officially recognizing the traditional rights of the forest communities. To demonstrate its sustainable management of the forest, CIB was the first company in the region to pursue FSC Certification, a long-term procedure necessitating a real change in attitude and practice regarding forest management. FSC standards were also used as benchmarks for assessment of the project’s progress. CIB’s first concession covering 296,000 ha achieved FSC certification in May 2006 with assessments of the remaining concessions taking place in early 2008. Maintenance of FSC certification requires annual audits to be carried out by an independent third party. Certification also secures the financial sustainability of the project as CIB obtains a price premium on FSC certified wood products, which contributes to the project’s on-going financial sustainability. Technical innovations are already being used elsewhere in the region and there are on-going projects to review national legislation around indigenous communities’ rights.
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  • Spring '10
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