OFP’s May Partner Roundup
On the verge of entering the midway point of the year, we take one last bird’s eye view on the eventful month of May, which was loaded with progress, giant strides, and overall positive takeaways. Of course, you can catch all of that in our May newsletter, but not before getting a quick roundup of our May Project Operators (PO) and Validators.
From a community-based NGO helping vulnerable communities achieve climate-resilient economies in India, to a youth-led initiative fighting climate change in a refugee camp in Kenya, our Project Operators bring a truly global perspective to the OFP Community. Our new Validators include a partner organization with AI-powered remote sensing technology and analytics in Southern Africa, an award-winning organization from Switzerland providing deep research and Earth observation data to climate projects, and finally a Gold Standard-accredited company with a combined 100+ years of experience in diverse climate-oriented fields. Read their full biographies below!
Founded and based in Kenya, Mambo Heritage develops equitable climate change solutions driven by anthropology and blockchain technology. In conjunction with authorities in the Tana and Athi region in Kenya, the organization is embarking on an ambitious regeneration project that spans 19 counties. Committed to having transparent and open-source monitoring of the project, Mambo Heritage is joining OFP’s PO network to leverage our on-chain Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) platform to authenticate and make accessible their data from over 130 Hectares of project land.
Created over 30 years ago, Sirumalai Evergreen Multipurpose Community Development Society (SIMCODESS) is a community-based conservation NGO that creates awareness around climate change and helps vulnerable communities to build climate-resilient and sustainable economies that support their families. Based in India, the goal of SIMCODESS is to achieve enhanced food security and livelihood for families in the Dindigul District of India and around the country. OFP’s knowledge of land infrastructure and expansive PO network, which SIMCODESS is joining, will open up more carbon financing opportunities as they continue their great work with farmers and families in the Dindigul District.
Let’s Green the Future Trust (LGF)
Motivated by the need to increase sustainable practices and education on the environment and climate change, LFG, a Zimbabwean NGO, develops, implements, and promotes sustainable community-driven initiatives around Zimbabwe. The NGO launched the Greening Kuwadzana Project (GKP), a tree-planting movement in the Kuwadzana District in Zimbabwe, in partnership with Kuwadzana Press and Duri Green Finger. The project aims to engage the community to plant trees on over 10 hectares of land. As part of OFP’s PO network, LFG will leverage OFP’s Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) platform to transparently validate and immutably store data from the GKP.
Woodlands Future Trust
Woodlands 2000 Trust (W2T) is a community-based conservation organization in Kisaju, Kajiado District. Founded in 2001 by the late Dr. Maxwell Kinyanjui and Martin Dunford, W2T promotes indigenous tree growth all around Kenya by providing afforestation and allied services to private entrepreneurs, farmers, landowners, and other investors involved in the tree outplantation industry. In 21 years, the organization has secured over 2 hectares of land and has successfully established a flourishing dryland woodlot of over 50 species of indigenous trees and plants.
W2T will use OFP’s Measurement, Reporting, and Verification technology to transparently measure and validate the growth and progress of their activities on their 2.5-hectare woodlot. The collected information will be stored immutably on the Near blockchain for easy access by investors. The open-source nature of OFP’s platform will allow W2T to take advantage of carbon financing opportunities, and scale their forestation projects and activities.
MAP Scientific Services (MAPSS)
MAPSS is an environment-focused organization using advanced geospatial technology, science-driven analytics, and deep research to provide data to climate projects. Operating in Tanzania, South Africa, and Zambia, MAPSS is also a partner of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). As the newest addition to OFP’s Validator network, MAPSS will be bringing its cutting-edge geospatial analytics and tech to enhance OFP’s Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) platform and help add an extra layer of authentication to reported data from POs.
Spatial Ventures Limited (SVL)
Based in Kenya, SVL is an environmental startup and reforestation consultancy that provides geo-informatics and related technology products such as GPS, remote sensing, and Geographic Information System (GIS) to climate actors in East Africa. OFP is thrilled to have SVL join our Validator network. Their multi-purpose and multi-layered geo-information and remote sensing technology and analytics will add a layer of efficiency to OFP’s MRV platform.
Founded by two friends, Charlotte Wirion and Imeshi Weerasinghe, who share a love for the climate, WEO uses AI technology and open space data to provide practical, affordable, and accessible data to climate projects. Their focus on nature-based solutions ties perfectly to our drive at OFP as they join our Validator network. WEO’s Earth Observation data and technology will be vital to verifying projects that focus on sustainable agriculture, urban forestation, and natural disaster management.
Accredited by Gold Standard, Geotree is a carbon verification company that provides project monitoring services to projects that adopt nature-based solutions to address climate change. With a combined 90+ years of experience in remote sensing, agriculture, commodity risk management, and carbon markets, the Geotree team is stacked with knowledge and expertise. Alongside their biogeochemical modeling system and remote sensing technology, Geotree will be adding over a century worth of experience to the OFP Validator network.
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