A number of organizations are involved, in one way or another, in the TFT. Some are providing support - material or otherwise - given their specific expertise. Some have been or are currently contracted to do specific jobs, while others may be contracted in the future.
The collaborators are, in alphabetical order:
CBNRM Networking, a Norwegian non-profit, provides Internet webhosting services for TFT's website through its project "CBNRM Net - the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Network", available at .
This Norwegian firm specializes in providing various GIS services. It was contracted to do satellite photograps of part of the project area, namely the Oum Lelli and Sawana wetlands (the photos were taken in August-September 2004 using the Quickbird satellite). The firm was also responsible for preparing maps in connection with a seminar at the World Bank in Washington DC in September 2004 (see Page ).
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
GLIN is a project of the US Library of Congress that aims at collecting, digitizing and making available on the the Internet legal documents and law globally. A project on this for Mauritania is completed, and is presented elsewhere on this site (see Section Resources, Page , item "legal"). Legal documents collected and/or prepared through the TFT will be made available via this website.
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
GLIN collaborates with NASA in its work.
The RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands (RAMSAR)
RAMSAR is currently in the process of rezognizing the very three emphemeral wetlands where TFT is working as RAMSAR sites. TFT aims to formalize a working relationship with RAMSAR.
Supras Consult is a Norwegian consultancy firm that specializes in social aspects of information and communication technologies, institution building, knowledge management, and natural resource management. It is contracted by the World Bank to manage the TFT.
UNEP/GRID Arendal, Norway (GRID)
There are plans to collaborate with GRID on a project proposal for 2005 onwards to continue and possibly extend the TFT work in Mauritania and other parts of the Sahel.