On May 27th 2021, the WTP team represented by Sven Braden and Anggela Michi joined the project visit of a Swiss delegation to Madre de Dios in Peru. The Swiss delegation was headed by the Ambassador of Switzerland in Peru, Mr. Markus-Alexander Antonietti and Mr. Martin Jaggi, Cooperation Director from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. One of the sites visited by the Swiss delegation was the wood transformation site of Bozovich, which is Peru’s biggest wood company. In 2020, WTP has been developing part of the applications workflow on the Bozovich site. The visit of the Swiss delegation came ahead of talks between WTP and Bozovich executives to sort out the possibilities for testing WTP within the company’s forest concession in Madre de Dios. WTP envisages field testing of its application between June and September 2021 in Madre de Dios and other regions of the Peruvian Amazon.
From left to right: Yvo Bozovich (CEO Bozovich), Martin Jaggi (Swiss Development Cooperation), Markus-Alexander Antonietti (Ambassador of Switzerland in Peru), Sven Braden (WTP Project Director), Anggela Michi (WTP Madre de Dios) and Victor Berrio (Director of Transformation Plant)
Madre de Dios has been selected by WTP as a piloting area in the Peruvian Amazon region to test its smart phone application with a blockchain gateway. The application records the events along the wood processing chain (licencing, logging, transportation, transformation, and commercialisation) and stores relevant data immutably on a (private) blockchain. The digital processing of logging relevant events is seen to increase transparency in the Peruvian forest sector.
The Wood Tracking Protocol is a CLI use case. The CLI is a multistakeholder initiative that operates at intersection of climate action and blockchain technology. The CLI is supported by the Swiss Development Cooperation.