CSM Technologies, an IT consulting firm based in Odisha, India, has won a multi-million dollar contract in Africa to develop a digital platform that assists forest sustainability.
According to a blog from CSM, the contract involves:
- The Ministry of Economy and Recovery in Gabon -- a country on the west coast of Central Africa that wants to ensure sustainable forest management and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
- The implementation of timber traceability solutions and an electronic timber trade platform.
- Forecasting timber sourcing for 20 years.
- The ability to collate, consolidate and validate logging operations even in remote forest locations.
- Use-cases for state- and non-state personnel -- including concessionaires, government, contract loggers, graders and logistics providers.
In a prepared statement about the contract, CSM Founder and CEO Priyadarshi Nanu Pany (pictured top of page) said the project will "open up access to global markets for Gabon’s finished wood products and ease timber trade for domestic and export markets while strengthening the government’s oversight over log movement and transactions."
CSM did not describe what types of technologies it will develop and deploy for the country of Gabon, nor did the IT consulting firm disclose a project timeline.
CSM Technologies: Areas of Expertise
CSM, founded in 1998, is a CMMi5 IT solutions and services organization. The company has roughly 1,400 employees across 20 countries. CSM has completed more than 500 successful projects across the government, enterprise and small business sector, according to the CSM website.
CSM's service portfolio spans ERP, data and analytics, digital transformation, application development, consulting, security, integrated communication services, and integrated command and control center capabilities.