The Earth Defenders Toolkit will ensure that frontline communities have access to open-source, accessible tools that amplify local voices and strengthen community-led legal and media-based advocacy. The Earth Defenders Toolkit will provide training materials, based on tried and tested approaches to using technology in a way that supports local autonomy and ownership over data, and avoids creating dependencies on outside support.
The Earth Defenders Toolkit is a collaborative space for local community organizations and their allies and partners to share the tools and approaches that have worked for them and to learn from others. It is stewarded by Digital Democracy and co-created by Amazon Frontlines, Forest Peoples Programme, Amazon Conservation Team and Open Development Initiative.
Read an article about co-creating Earth Defenders Toolkit at the 2020 Indigenous Mapping Workshop here.
Acknowledgment: Earth Defenders Toolkit is being built in solidarity, consultation, and co-creation with Indigenous and marginalized communities in Latin America, Asia, and Sub-Saharan African at every point of the way. We are deeply grateful to our partners who are working to achieve transformative change, and help us understand how we can best serve their needs.