How to: Monitor impacts

Tools & resources

Community monitoring tool [see also: tool preface]
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association

This tool was developed to monitor environmental, socio-economic and cultural rights affected by companies. It provides detailed information on relevant rights to be monitored, the constitutional basis for these rights as well as a proposed format for the community monitoring report.


quechua environmental monitors - credit - Cultural Survival

Technology to monitor forest peoples' land & indigenous rights
Rainforest Foundation Norway & The Engine Room

Introduction to using technology to monitor and share information on rainforest issues, land rights and indigenous rights.


Community Environmental Monitoring Program
Peter Plastrik (consultant; commissioned by Rio Tinto Group and the Superior Watershed Partnership)

This booklet is a how-to guide on designing and implementing a community environmental monitoring program in partnership with a company.

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Human rights impact assessment focused on labour rights, the rights of social leaders and human rights defenders, indigenous peoples free, prior & informed...

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Zimbabwe: Mining impacts on Marange community & women’s rights

Community monitoring of diamond mining impacts on women's rights including harassment, gender-based violence, HIV, right to education, and sexual reproductive rights.

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