Women Research Institute’s Participation at the Global Forest Watch Summit 2019 in Washington DC
The Global Forest Watch (GFW) held its inaugural Summit of practitioners and innovators in the field of forest monitoring from the 18th to 19th June 2019 at the Marvin Center, George Washington University in Washington DC. The purpose of this summit was to strengthen the capacity of the forest monitoring community to implement a technology-based monitoring approach in the development of forest management, conservation and restoration. Women Research Institute, a partner of the World Resources Institute, was invited to participate in the GFW Summit activities and exchange knowledge and experiences related to forest monitoring tools with other World Resources Institute partner institutions. The GFW Summit 2019 activities included multiple panel discussions that participants could attend. Women Research Institute researchers participated in various discussion sessions, topics included 1) The latest information about the development of the GFW platform, 2) Discussion on forest monitoring tools and practices 3) Discussion on Community Monitoring and Evaluation 4) Networking Session: user marketplace, 5) Utilizing data for real action.
Rita Kartika is a medical staff at the Central General Hospital of H. Adam Malik in Medan City. On July 19-20, 2017, she had the opportunity to participate in the ‘Gender Equality/Women’s Empowerment and Corruption Impacts for Women’ training held in Medan City. She received this training because the institution where she works in is a partner of ELSAKA Medan in the field of corruption prevention in the health sector.
The Training on Gender Equality/Women’s Empowerment in Anti-Corruption Efforts in the Health Sector, with the support of USAID CEGAH in Medan (July 2017), have provided participants with the knowledge and awareness of the concept of gender equality and the implementation of intervention to achieve women’s empowerment, particularly in corruption prevention efforts. Attended by 7 local government institutions and 5 NGOs, this training is a rich source of information on and experiences in anti-corruption prevention from various sectors, namely health, environment, governance, and women’s empowerment.