Solar Power: Reaching its Potential

The deployment of solar power to power classroom technology in the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua can now be leveraged to allow the transmission of Indigenous knowledge and citizen science data collected by Indigenous forest rangers to contribute to the worldwide body of data informing global conservation efforts as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Efforts prioritizing local indigenous knowledge to build conservation capacity are needed to improve the sustainable management of the bioshphere reserve, which is essential to the survival of Indigenous peoples in the face of climate change.

Activities with a focus on sustainability, self-sufficiency, and improved governance capacity — including engaging in citizen science initiatives, supporting natural medicine practitioners, and promoting comprehensive community planning with a gender equality lens — are being explored.

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