Digital Democracy empowers marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights
What would you do if a multi-national company was polluting your waters? If the rivers you depended on were degraded by oil spills, the water unsafe to drink or fish from? Would you petition the government to step in and force the company to clean it up? What if, for years, the government didn’t listen and turned a blind eye?
In August I was priviledged to be invited to the global indigenous mapping conference in Samosir, North Sumatra represent Digital Democracy. Indigenous peoples from around the world spoke passionately about their struggle to defend their ancestral lands from ever encroaching deforestation, contamination and colonization, and the importance of mapping and digital tools for supporting that struggle.
Today, Dd was honored to make a commitment progress report onstage at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2013 with Eramithe Delva, co-founder of Haitian women’s organization, KOFAVIV.
Welcome to our new website, a complete rewrite and rethink of the code, structure and design of our original site. The new design aims to be clean and simple with a heavy emphasis on photographs, while looking good on mobile, tablet and desktop.