Helping in drafting a Remote Sensing, Drone Mapping of Mangroves, project report
Conakry | Port Moresby
Mission and objectives
Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is a leading Community based Group base in Lae Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea who has the vision to help young people reach their full potential by utilizing their hidden talents in community development initiatives so they can realize their potentail and become a role model in the community. MDF was established to address a broader and more diverse range of objectives and work through the use of dance, music and drama, MDF’s primary aim is to ensure that women participate equally in decision making in any project undertaken, including projects related to Ending Violence against Women, and promoting Human Rights with a aim to support the Government and UN their Development Goals. MDF in collaboration with the United Nations Volunteering Program (UNVP) has also undertaken various scientific research studies related to the environment - forest cover loss, land use land cover change, the influence of various parameters on surface waters, and coastal shoreline turtle habitat loss. These projects included the participation of various experts and researchers from diverse fields across various countries across the globe - ranging from marine biology, biodiversity conservation, PNG community management, remote sensing, and land use policy among various others. MDF is managed by a management committee, which is made up of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, Secretary, the Treasurer, the Project Coordinator, Community Development Officer, and a male and female member of the foundation, and ensures that women participate equally in decision making. We at MDF assert that we have the required skill sets, knowledge, established international network, and the necessary foundational work to undertake projects successfully.
MDF is a leading community group in PNG who for the last 15 years have been active in community development projects suppofrting rural communities in the country This task falls in line with MDF objective which is to adress environment degradtion and cliamte change issues in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. The assignment falls in line with PNG Government Medium Term Plan and the UN Vission on climate chane.
MDF requires the service volunteers who can help in puting in information, review and draft and project report for a project carried out by the Foundation which is the mapping of mangrove along a coastline in Port Moresby. Mapping was carrie dusing remote sensing and drones. GPS and other transects surveys were also carried out as well as WaSH surveys targeting communities at the project site.