As part of planning for this group, our first step was to engage conservation technology stakeholders, to understand the needs, barriers, gaps and opportunities present in the region.
We completed a capacity needs assessment and here are some of the people we spoke to:
From the Assessment, the greatest conservation technology barrier pointed out by the stakeholders is the lack of understanding of what tools could be useful and impactful, which also means other things get prioritized for investment. They also emphasized that there is no clear place to go to access reliable Information about the most appropriate and up to date tools currently.
The survey also included feedback on some of the Conservation technology opportunities present and here's a summary of that:
Do these findings resonate with your experiences? What other conservation technology challenges are you facing? What opportunities do you see in addressing these challenges and how can we help you? What kind of resources, events and opportunities would be most beneficial to your work/projects?