Community building- Brazil

It all started after Meeting the Amazonian Alliance, and becoming a signatory to the working group. Then PI and interested academics from Imperial College London and the University of Sussex first met the CEO and top leadership of the Amazonian Alliance on 15/09/2017 at the Dyson School of Design Engineering to identify opportunities in an approach to develop technologies to harness non-timber resources from rainforests and to involve local rainforest communities as active leaders and a beneficiary group to make sure we provide an economic solution to deforestation. Leila Sheldrick and Aran Dasan from Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, followed up with a visit to Brazil to brainstorm user cases with partners like INPA, EBCF, and HDOM.