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Principles & Privacy




BIOVERSE is a Brazil-based organization dedicated to expanding access to non-timber forest products to underrepresented groups in the Amazon Rainforest region.


Our vision is that every traditional community will have the opportunity to harvest the forest sustainably while generating income and contributing to an emerging non-timber-related supply chain.

Our solutions are designed in compliance with the Principals of Digital Development:

1. Design With the User

User-centered design starts with getting to know the people you are designing for through conversation, observation, and co-creation.

2. Understand the Existing Ecosystem

Well-designed initiatives and digital tools consider the particular structures and needs that exist in each country, region, and community.

3. Design for Scale

Achieving scale requires adoption beyond an initiative's pilot population and often necessitates securing funding or partners that take the initiative to new communities or regions.

4. Build for Sustainability

Building sustainable programs, platforms, and digital tools are essential to maintain user and stakeholder support, as well as to maximize long-term impact.

5. Be Data-Driven

When an initiative is data-driven, quality information is available to the right people when they need it, and they are using those data to take action.

6. Use Open Standards, Open Data, Open Source, and Open Innovation

An open approach to digital development can help to increase collaboration in the digital development community and avoid duplicating work that has already been done.

7. Reuse and Improve

Reusing and improving is about taking the work of the global development community further than any organization or program can do alone.

8. Address Privacy & Security

Addressing privacy and security in digital development involves careful consideration of which data are collected and how data are acquired, used, stored, and shared.

9. Be Collaborative

Being collaborative means sharing information, insights, strategies, and resources across projects, organizations, and sectors, leading to increased efficiency and impact.

Our Privacy Policy is fueled by our commitment to the following Privacy Principals:

  1. We’re deeply committed to creating a safe and secure environment. We take the protection of user information seriously.

  2. We do not require users to provide any Personal Information in order to create an account at Forest Map App.

  3. Community leaders will invite members to access their forest information, and therefore manage who has access to their forest's Abundance Maps. 

  4. However, the Abundance Maps will not be shared without creating an account.

  5. The only reason we collect any data from users is to improve the functionality of the Forest Map App.

  6. We do not sell users' Personal Information or exploit it for financial gain. We do not sell ads. 

  7. We strive to provide users with access to and control over their information, and we use physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to reasonably protect your information.

  8. We hold our partners and service providers to privacy and security practices no less stringent than our own.

Bioverse Productive Forest Initiative was Nominated Digital Public Good (DPG)



Digital public goods take many different forms which help to facilitate different positive impacts. Whether it be open-source software that helps enable government agencies to better serve their citizens, open datasets that help power digital solutions to make better decisions, or open standards that improve digital interoperability, one thing is clear, they can be a force for good for a country’s digital transformation efforts.

The Digital Public Goods Alliance believes that 21st-century solutions are needed to address 21st-century challenges. That includes the use of digital public goods, which can be powerful tools for addressing some of the greatest challenges humanity is facing, outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. Below are examples of DPGs working to advance the attainment of the SDGs.


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