WELCOME TO MOABI

We build technology and partnerships to collaboratively monitor the world’s natural resources

WHAT IS MOABI?

Taking our name from the Moabi tree (Baillonella toxisperma), Moabi uses cutting edge technology to map and monitor logging, forest carbon projects, palm oil, and mining. We work in partnership with local and international organizations to increase transparency and accountability in the natural resource sector. Our technology has been tried and tested in the remote forests and challenging political climate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Projects

Moabi has worked on a diverse range of projects with both local and international partners. Below are short overviews of our most recent projects. If you’d like to work with us on your project, get in touch!

A collaborative mapping initiative to monitor natural resources in DRC and strengthen REDD+ safeguards

A joint initiative with the World Resource Institute to map all the logging roads in the Congo Basin using crowdsourcing

A Carter Center project using Moabi technology to document mining operations and contracts in DRC

Moabi in Action

Read about how we have applied our technology
and approaches on the ground.

Monitoring REDD+ Safeguards with Communities in Mai Ndombe District

A REDD+ Safeguard Information System (SIS) requires not only rigorous data collection on local social/environmental investments and grievances but must also adapt to the constraints of regions with limited infrastructure and financial resources.

Palm Oil Boom?

IIASA scientists map where palm oil could expand in the Democratic Republic of Congo to become a major palm oil producer

Community Mapping

The Extreme Citizen Science Research Group (ExCiteS) at University College London leads a training with indigenous communities in Equateur Province on participatory mapping of local resources.

Will DRC palm oil plantations cause forest loss?

With vast tracks of tropical forest straddling the equator, an abundance of freshwater, and a favorable climate, DRC could follow Indonesia and become a major exporter of palm oil.

News

Moabi has worked on a diverse range of projects
with both local and international partners.

Forest Monitoring in the Congo Basin

June 11th, 2015

When: June 23rd , 6pm – 8pm w/ light refreshments to follow Where: Pearson lecture Theatre, Department of Geography University…

Projet Open Mai Ndombe

May 11th, 2015

En République Démocratique du Congo, la société civile congolaise joue un rôle important dans l’observation de la légalité des pratiques…

Funding Facility

May 3rd, 2015

Comme annoncé au cours de la dernière réunion du consortium qui a consacré sa naissance, Funding Facility (FF), MOABI met…

Partners

Donors