We provide a range of research, policy, negotiation, advisory, and capacity building services to Indigenous and local communities, over a series of interconnected areas:
Traditional knowledge and use
Helping communities to identify and map key values in relation to proposed industrial developments.
Mapping and GIS
Giving communities the tools and training they need to create and manage their own map data.
Supporting communities as they use their own knowledge to assess, monitor, and manage important animals, plants, and landscapes.
Social, economic, and health research
Helping communities to identify and monitor their own economic, social, and health priorities.
Impact and benefit agreement (IBA) negotiation
Supporting communities to negotiate and implement strong agreements that generate substantial benefits, while also protecting their lands and way of life.
Environmental assessment support
Helping communities to participate effectively in environmental assessment processes triggered by proposed industrial developments.
Helping communities to develop plans, policies, protocols, and capacity for governance, economic development, land use planning, tourism, or climate change adaptation.
Providing a variety of tailored training courses in communities to enhance their skills and capacity for research, policy development, and negotiation.