Diversity and Inclusion in the ForestGEO network
ForestGEO recognizes the value and benefits of having a diversity of people and perspectives contributing to the network and enabling it to accomplish its mission. We therefore support and encourage participation regardless of gender, race, religion, language, age, culture, ethnicity, national origin, color, caste, geographical location, professional position, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic status. We endeavor to cultivate an inclusive and welcoming network built on tolerance and mutual respect. We aim to promote equity and diversity in all network activities including capacity building, training, and recruitment of individuals from under-represented groups. ForestGEO encourages all network members to recognize the benefits of including a variety of voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds in all network activities. We urge all network members to foster safe and welcoming work environments that allow for the mutual success of everyone involved in the network.
As a program of the Smithsonian Institution, ForestGEO endorses and supports the Secretary’s Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement and the Prevention of Workplace Harassment Policy Statement.