What Is a GSN Account?

On our website, you can explore problem solving networks, identify those of particular interest to you, and connect with network leaders.

Want to store, edit, and track communications with selected networks? These and other benefits come with your free GSN Account.

A Global Solution Network to Protect the World’s Forests

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a watchdog network that improves transparency and accountability in forest management decisions by increasing the public’s access to information on forestry activities around the world. The underlying principle is that increasingly powerful information technologies make transparency one of our most potent mechanisms for strengthening the incentives for responsible industry practices and building the capacity for sustainable forest management.

After more than a decade of successful deployment in West Africa, Asia, South America and Canada, FW illustrates the power of a technology-enabled network to allow interested stakeholders to share information, participate in forest monitoring and hold decision-makers accountable.

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