The PMU contracted S&A Carbon as an independent project verifier for the 1st monitoring period (2015-2019). S&A conducted its verification process during the second week of December 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Reed. The specific objective of this verification process was to verify information provided in the Project Monitoring Report, which was submitted to Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard. Activities that were verified included livelihood development programs (resin group, microfinance group, agricultural techniques etc.), community forestry organization and management, awareness raising and relevant trainings, and community forest law enforcement.