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…And seven local initiatives were born: The end of a project, the beginning of a journey

By Josique Lorenzo Lemire Josique Lorenzo Lemire writes on some of the emerging impacts from a local citizen science project, based on Model Forests in Latin America. Two final events were held as part of the pilot project “Improving adaptive capacity through Open Collaborative Science in two Model Forests of Latin America”. The project promoted […]

Lessons from Colombia: Tying Open Science with Local Development Needs

By: Denisse Albornoz and Josique Lorenzo In a recent post we described the experience of OCSDNet members: Leslie Chan (OCSDNet Principal Investigator), Denisse Albornoz (OCSDNet Coordination Team) and Josique Lorenzo (Project sub-grantee, CATIE) at the seminar on Ciencia Abierta (Open Science) at the UTP (Technological University of Pereira) in Colombia, where they met with scholars, […]

Small is Beautiful: Promoting Community Empowerment in Model Forests of Colombia and Costa Rica

By: Josique Lorenzo, CATIE Summary: • A series of participatory workshops and focus groups are being conducted in Colombia and Costa Rica as part of the project ‘Improving Adaptive Capacity through Open and Collaborative Science.’ •Unlike traditional scientific that often exclude citizen voices, this project has sought to offer opportunities for citizens to lead the research, […]