Jay Mistry

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, United Kingdom

Cobra impact – part 1

What was Project Cobra about?

October 15, 2018
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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing a series of videos made on the impact of Project Cobra.

In 2011, a partnership between Indigenous associations, academic institutions and civil society organisations launched Project COBRA. Its mission was to support Indigenous communities in the Guiana Shield of South America to identify, record and share their own solutions, and showcase these to the rest of the world.

In December 2016, Project COBRA’s researchers launched the Cobra Collective (www.cobracollective.org), a social enterprise for advancing the project’s achievements.

Two years after the end of Project COBRA, The Open University funded a team from the Cobra Collective to interview key individuals that participated in, and/or benefited from, its legacy.

Over the next few weeks, we will be placing in the public domain short video clips presenting the views of Project COBRA community researchers, community participants, civic society organisations, and key decision-makers.

Today, we present our first short video asking those interviewed what they thought Project COBRA was about.

Project COBRA (http://projectcobra.org) took place from 2011 to 2015 in a partnership comprising the North Rupununi District Development Board (Guyana), Royal Hollow University of London (UK), the University of Torino (Italy), IUCN Netherlands, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Consulting (UK), the Institute for Environmental Security (Belgium), Iwokrama International Centre (Guyana), and The Open University (UK). It was funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme



QUICK DOWNLOAD: Check out the English version of the COBRA Handbook for Practitioners.