Open Maps for Everyone

Today we’re super excited to be one of 22 amazing projects to win support from the Knight Prototype Fund. We will use the funds to prototype new ways for anybody to make a map of the world around them using simple, open source tools that work in low-tech and low-connectivity environments.

Technologists & Indigenous Activists Convene in the Peruvian Amazon

The Dd team just finished a five-day event in the Peruvian Rainforest city of Tarapoto. Hack the Rainforest was an experience unlike any other - an unprecedented gathering of indigenous environmental monitors, technologists and civil society organizations to address urgent environmental problems threatening indigenous communities throughout the Amazon region.

Strengthening Forest Governance with Technology

Digital Democracy is teaming up with Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency to support Indigenous peoples’ organizations in the Peruvian Amazon to monitor and document rights violations and illegal logging.

Join Dd's Mesh Network

We’re launching the Mesh Network, which is our community of allies and supporters who help make our work possible, and who we believe will help ensure our work, projects and area of focus are robust and effective for many years to come.

We Built A Drone

Can drones be a tool for positive change in the hands of indigenous communities? Can communities use them to create maps and monitor illegal logging and deforestation? To answer these questions I travelled to Guyana in October and together with the local Wapichana monitoring team we built a drone and made a map. Watch the video to find out how we did.

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

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