Announcing a Major Investment from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Today is World GIS Day, a celebration of how GIS technology is applied. We’re thrilled to celebrate this day with the public launch of our offline mapping tool Mapeo, thanks to a grant of $525,000 from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

Guyana: Wapichan villages publish monitoring data showing widespread illegal mining

Digital Democracy’s partners in Guyana, the Wapichan of the South Rupinuni, have published the results of their ongoing territorial monitoring, which show widespread evidence of illegal gold mining and poaching, amongst other illegal activities.

Mapping Waorani Territory: Update from the Ecuadorian Amazon

Last month our newest team member, Aliya Ryan, joined the Waorani territory mapping team in the Ecuadorian Amazon to present printed territory maps to the Waorani villages of Nemopare and Kiwaro.

Digital Democracy and Coalition Partners Receive Funding to Halt Amazon Deforestation

Digital Democracy, in partnership with a coalition of international partners led by Hivos, Greenpeace and indigenous organizations, is launching a new program aimed at addressing deforestation. The program, All Eyes on the Amazon, has been made possible thanks to a 14.8 million euro contribution from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund

Technology Preview: Participatory mapping in the Amazon with Mapeo

Mapeo is an easy-to-use offline mapping app built for our work with indigenous communities in the Amazon and around the world, who asked us for an easier way to create and edit their own maps.

Digital Democracy empowers marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights

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