Reviving Are’are Indigenous Knowledge through Takataka Nima Education.  

Reviving Are’are Indigenous Knowledge through Takataka Nima Education.  

The Takataka Nima Education started last year with the help of Malai Tolo Education Initiative. This year Mai-Maasina Green Belt has stepped in to assist the school with the aim of maintaining the cultural knowledge and skills by helping Takataka Nima Education. Six (6) modules that will be taught throughout this year includes; The Nima…

Monitoring of Mapeo, Enhancing Field Data Collection Efficiency for Mai Maasina Green Belt Rangers as environmental stewards. 

Monitoring of Mapeo, Enhancing Field Data Collection Efficiency for Mai Maasina Green Belt Rangers as environmental stewards. 

Rangers of 7 conservation sites are now collecting data using the recently introduced MAPEO toolkit in their respective conservation land.   On the 20th of March 2024, MMGB GIS officer, Sharon Uhiaro visited the affiliated members allocated under the Mapeo program. The purpose of the visit was to monitor, update the apps version on the smart…

Empowering Ma’asina Environmental Stewardship 

Empowering Ma’asina Environmental Stewardship 

In a recent gathering at Takataka Eco-Village on March 21st, 2024, marking a pivotal moment in MMGB members commitment to environmental conservation, Richie Ofani (MMGB project officer) and Andrew Taraha (Kira Coordinator) held a consultation meeting with community members around Takataka Bay and Ro’apou River, East Are’Are, Malaita Province.  The discussions primarily emphasizing the support…

THE ULTIMATE DATA TOOLKIT: Empowering and Equipping-Mai Maasina Green Belt Rangers; to carry out monitoring, validation of data collection and storage, accessing MAPEO.

THE ULTIMATE DATA TOOLKIT: Empowering and Equipping-Mai Maasina Green Belt Rangers; to carry out monitoring, validation of data collection and storage, accessing MAPEO.

On the 5th to 6th of March 2024, a Mapeo training was held at Waihau Conservation Centre (Mai Maasina Green Belt, Malaita office). The training was facilitated by Mr. Rudo, an expert working with indigenous communities on mapping, monitoring and land tenure and was supported by MMGB GIS Mapping Officer Sharon. Fourteen (14) participants from…

VANISHING ROOTS: Mai Maasina Green Belt advocacy towards preservation and protection of Identity loss in Are’are and Kwaio.

VANISHING ROOTS: Mai Maasina Green Belt advocacy towards preservation and protection of Identity loss in Are’are and Kwaio.

In the month of February, Mai Maasina Green Belt’s (MMGB) Cultural officer, has managed to visit Raripaina Conservation as a follow up on the Cultural school program. MMGB currently involves three of its members in the Cultural school programs; Baru Alliance Conservation (East Kwaio), Taka-taka Eco Village Conservation (East Are’are) and Raripaina Biodiversity Conservation (Central…

Mai-Maasina Green Belt Annual Retreat Reflects on Vision and Objectives, Strengthens Team Bonding, and Charts Course for 2024

Mai-Maasina Green Belt Annual Retreat Reflects on Vision and Objectives, Strengthens Team Bonding, and Charts Course for 2024

Mai-Maasina Green Belt (MMGB), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to intact forest management, wildlife protection, and cultural preservation in the Southern region of Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, recently concluded its annual retreat at Rigapeel Homestay on Small Ngella Island. The retreat, held from 22 – 24 January 2024, brought together the Trustees, Executive members, and…