We partner with earth defenders to co-develop technology for social justice

Our Mission

Digital Democracy’s mission is to empower marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights and fight climate change. As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, we believe it can and should be used to bring more voices to the table. Digital Democracy helps our partners achieve transformative change and works toward a world where all people can participate in decisions that govern their lives.

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Our Impact in Numbers

Since our founding in 2008, Digital Democracy has promoted approaches to using technology that support local autonomy and ownership over tools and data.

75

projects

across 38 countries

565

land defenders

actively using our tools

54

million hectares

of territory mapped and defended

Our Tools

At Digital Democracy we build tools in solidarity with frontline communities.
Our frontline partners represent marginalized communities worldwide, including Indigenous Peoples and ethnic minorities, whose human rights are most severely impacted by environmental abuse.

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Mapeo

Mapeo is a free digital toolset for documenting, monitoring and mapping many types of data.

Earth Defenders Toolkit (EDT)

A collaborative space providing resources and training materials for communities defending critical ecosystems around the world.

Terrastories

An application for communities to map, protect, and share stories about their land.

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Our Partners

We are part of a global ecosystem of people and groups working for a more just and sustainable world.

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Blog and News

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We’ve updated our website!

We’ve updated our website!

By 
Sabella Flagg
January 25, 2023
2022 Year-End Review

2022 Year-End Review

By 
Emily Jacobi
December 30, 2022
Launch of Mapeo for ICCAs

Launch of Mapeo for ICCAs

By 
Mar Cartró Sabaté
December 14, 2022