The Rights and Resources Initiative is a non-governmental organization working to encourage forest tenure and policy reforms and the transformation of the forest economy so that business reflects local development agendas and supports local livelihoods.
This month in Montana, RRI hosted an international group from nearly 20 African, South American and Asian nations at a week long series of workshops and site visits. The multiple onsite locations ranged from experimental forests and a working sawmill to Indian reservations, and wildlife crossings on busy highways. The language make up of the group called for full time simultaneous interpretation to and from French and Spanish.
The varied situations and tight packed schedule necessitated multiple systems and onsite technical support, which Clarus specified and supplied. The various classroom discussion locations were serviced by a 2 booth setup with relay. Portable systems were also provided, utilizing the same receivers. This enabled a seamless transition from the meeting rooms to the remote wilderness locations without compromising the comprehension and contribution of the non English-speaking participants.