On Monday, following the last day of 'Training the Trainer', the group travelled east to Abong-Mbang, where Forêts et Développement Rural (FODER) and two local NGOs have been training 12 community observers in our ForestLink technology. In the afternoon, the group split up into teams of two and three and ventured outdoors to test their new-found skills and technology.
RFUK's Communications Manager Rachel Agnew spoke to Yves Kede, interim project manager for ForestLink at FODER, who said he was very impressed with how the training was going: "The observers are taking to the training very well; they have already learned some great skills and are getting to practice them before we head to the forest over the next couple of days."
Tomorrow, the 'in situ' tests in the forest will begin - make sure to have a look at our blogs for new updates!
Pictured below: the Collector app; Francois Medjo, local facilitator for FODER; training with community observers.