Africa Forum for Earth Defenders – evento virtual 21 de julho

Em todo o continente africano, as comunidades locais estão trabalhando juntas para proteger suas florestas, savanas, desertos e costas de ameaças externas e indústrias extrativas.  Em 21 de julho, Natural Justice, Oxfam e Digital Democracy estão convocando o Fórum da África para Defensores da Terra, um evento virtual de duas horas para reunir os defensores […]

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Junte-se a nós em 14 de julho para o evento de lançamento global do Earth Defenders Toolkit

Em todo o planeta, os povos indígenas e comunidades locais estão na linha de frente da proteção de florestas e outros ecossistemas essenciais das ameaças ambientais. Freqüentemente, o fazem com risco extremo para sua segurança pessoal e isoladamente do suporte externo. Junte-se a nós em 14 de julho para comemorar o lançamento do Earth Defenders […]

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Lançamento completo do Earth Defenders Toolkit

Hoje é o lançamento do Kit de Ferramentas para Defensores da Terra, um espaço colaborativo para os defensores da Terra e seus aliados. O kit de ferramentas fornece uma coleção crescente de recursos e materiais de treinamento para comunidades na linha de frente da luta para defender ecossistemas críticos em todo o mundo e redes […]

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EDToolkit Seed bank 🌱: Training in digital tools should be accompanied by training in basic tech literacy

To remedy the high learning curve that comes with understanding information technology, trainings focused on using a digital tool should be accompanied by training in basic tech literacy focused on components of this broader ecosystem in which the tool lives.

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EDToolkit Seed bank 🌱: Figuring out how to get started: the territory as a point of departure

A common theme that has come out of conversations with partners about earth defender needs is figuring out where and how to get started. Many earth defender communities are aware of the emerging threats or problems within their community or their lands, but are less sure about what kind of actions to take, and rarely start directly from the point of view of wanting to make a map or conducting monitoring. Instead, it may be necessary to start thinking more broadly and to ground the conversation in something central to the lifeworld of the community: the territory.

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EDToolkit Seed bank 🌱: Mapping can be an effective way to teach and strengthen information technology skills

In our research and years of accompanying partner communities in using digital technologies, we have found that mapping can be one of the most effective ways of building skills in using technology, because mapping already involves something that community members already have quite a lot of knowledge about: the territory, lands, and waters.

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EDToolkit Seed bank 🌱: Mapping projects can help revitalize processes of traditional knowledge transmission

Because mapping projects invariably involve conversations about the land or water, they can help restart processes of knowledge transmission that have become stilted due to these influences of modernity or colonialism, and allow communities to record and archive local knowledge.

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EDToolkit Seed bank 🌱: Mapping tools are among the most powerful technologies for earth defenders

Maps made by earth defender communities are a representation of their lands from their point of view, and frequently present a much different picture than the maps made by the outside world. 🗺️

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EDToolkit Seed bank 🌱: Technology introduced during a project may have unexpected impacts

Like any powerful tool, technology can be immensely positive, but can also have unintended outcomes that go far beyond the scope of the project. In earth defender work, awareness and transparency around technology introduction is key.

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EDToolkit Seed bank 🌱: Successful technologies build upon a foundation of existing practices and problem-solving

Technologies can only be successful if they are integrated into a broader process, with human relationships and practices at the center.

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