On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST), the World Resources Institute will host a free seminar titled “Mapping Restoration to Strengthen Community Governance on the Ground and in the Cloud.”
- Kathleen Buckingham, Research Manager, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI;
- Dow Manteerattana, Manager, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI;
- Eva Schiffer, Senior Learning Specialist, Dexis Consulting Group; and
- Cody Buntain, Visiting Scholar, NYU’s SMaPP Lab, Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland.
Drawing inspiration from international development and crisis data collection, this seminar will explore the importance of mapping social landscapes in the restoration and environmental space. Social network analysis and restoration experts will discuss how to strengthen community governance through mapping and data analysis at the local level and in online spaces like social media.
To create an environment for successful restoration and natural resource management, we must understand where resources come from, who provides leadership and who are champions of the cause. This requires social network analysis, which can reveal central and peripheral actors and the strategies that are required to change or improve how people work together.
Join leading restoration and social network analysis experts to learn more about how to apply these techniques through participatory approaches and social media mining.
The seminar will take place at WRI headquarters, in the James A. Harmon Conference Center at 10 G Street NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC.
Featured image courtesy of WRI.