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…

Mai Maasina Green Belt Coordinator Attends Earth Defenders Meet in Ecuador

Mai Maasina Green Belt Coordinator Attends Earth Defenders Meet in Ecuador

Amazon Forest, Ecuador – Mai Maasina Green Belt, a leading environmental organization, is proud to announce the participation of its coordinator in the esteemed “Earth Defenders” meet held in Ecuador. This international gathering brought together indigenous land protectors from around the world to shed light on their tireless efforts in safeguarding their natural and cultural…

Successful Completion of the First Carbon Project Awareness in AWCA, Anonikoa, ‘Aru’Aru and Abitona

Successful Completion of the First Carbon Project Awareness in AWCA, Anonikoa, ‘Aru’Aru and Abitona

Ahetaha, Malaita – The Save The Children and Mai-Maasina Green Belt (MMGB) partnership has successfully completed the first awareness on carbon project for AWCA, Anonikoa, ‘Aru’Aru and Abitona in Ahetaha, Malaita. This project aims to provide alternative development and investment for these communities by realizing their potential resource owners’ strengths in the conservation sector. From…

Are’Are Arahana Leadership Forum Highlights the Urgency of Climate Crisis in the Solomon Islands

Are’Are Arahana Leadership Forum Highlights the Urgency of Climate Crisis in the Solomon Islands

Hautahe village, Solomon Islands – The Are’Are Arahana Leadership Forum was successfully attended by traditional leaders from Arahanimane, Arahahu, Namoaraha, and Maramasike from the 14th to the 16th of February. About 200 leaders, including women, attended the event that covered various leadership agendas and focused on restoring local knowledge to improve the Are’Are Land Tenure…

Mai Ma’asina Green Belt Joins MECDM and Stakeholders for Dialogue on Environmental Conservation in the Solomon Islands

Mai Ma’asina Green Belt Joins MECDM and Stakeholders for Dialogue on Environmental Conservation in the Solomon Islands

Mai Ma’asina Green Belt (MMGB) expresses their gratitude to the Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) for the opportunity to participate in a Dialogue/Discussion with various stakeholders in the field of forest conservation, natural resource management, protected areas and payment of ecosystem services. The event provided a platform for stakeholders to…