Participatory Land Use Planning: Strengthening Community-based Governance in Timor Leste
RAEBIA Nominated for the Equator Prize and highlighted on their website. Read the UNDP post about PLUP HERE
Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) is a process communities use to determine how to manage their land and natural resources in a sustainable way. Beginning in 2007, RAEBIA, USC Canada’s partner in Timor Leste, began integrating indigenous land management with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to create a new system of Participatory Land Use Planning. As a result, communities are building on traditional practices to achieve greater resilience and sustainability.