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In 2016, Tropenbos Suriname organized a seminar on participatory approaches to land use planning in regions with Indigenous and Tribal communities, where the Natural Capital approach was introduced to stakeholders and preliminary results from the research project of Sara Ramírez and activities in collaboration with Tropenbos Suriname were presented. This included the Participatory Three Dimensional Mapping (P3DM) exercises done in the Upper Suriname River area. For this seminar, Vanessa Benn from Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conversation and Development was also invited to present the experiences in Guyana on this subject. During her stay in Suriname, Tropenbos Suriname organized a field visit to Pikinslee to show some of the work done there.
In collaboration with the local village foundation Kuluwayak, Tropenbos Suriname is carrying out a training in Apetina within the 2018 workplan of the Shared Resources, Joint solutions (SRJS) program. There are two training courses. The first course is focused on forest management and community forestry. The second course is focused on community based tools for the 'Plan de Vida' concept.
By enhancing sustainable use of tropical forests and trees, Tropenbos Suriname contributes to the improvement of livelihoods of people depending on forests and trees.