Forest Voices, Sarawak
Forest Voices documents the knowledge of the indigenous people of Sarawak, who have always lived with the forest and use it to empower them and reverse the trend of logging before it is too late.
We support with a small donation, our old camera, and some publicity.
|Aim:||“We work to preserve forest knowledge of communities using participatory techniques to nurture a dialogue among and between communities.“|
|People Reached:||Sarawak indigenous communities|
|Contact:||B-8-5 LE CHATEAU CONDO II, LORONG SYED KUALA LUMPUR 50460 MALAYSIA jackson.noah [at] gmail.com www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=114770391488&ref=ts
|Donation:||100 USD and old digital camera|
Because we already had some sense of awareness, we visited a meeting for “green people” that is held in a restaurant at the landmark Petronas towers in downtown Kuala Lumpur. There are many interesting international people connecting and sharing their ideas and initiatives. We talk to some of them, and end up at the table where Noah and Michael are sitting. They tell us about their concept of documenting indigenous knowledge in Eastern Malaysia/Sarawak, and their intention to literally give these citizens a voice by providing them cameras and other resources to document what is going on. We immediately endorsed the idea and decided to support their attempt to make the “Forest Voices” heard.
|the planting project in Sarawak|