Engajamundo is a youth-led organization, focused on building the capacity of young people to address the greatest social and environmental challenges facing Brazil and the world. Through training, social organizing, and advocacy, Engajamundo seeks to empower Brazilian youth to participate in local, national and international decision-making processes to improve the policies and practices that shape their realities.
Engajamundo’s Amazon Program was developed in 2018 with the goal of training Indigenous youth leaders in advocacy tools and strategies to defend their territories and way of life in the face of increasing threats from climate change and extractive industries and support increased participation of traditional communities in the development of the policies that will impact their present and future. Dd has teamed up with Engajamundo to develop a Mapeo training series in Portuguese to introduce youth leaders of Engajamundo’s Amazon Program to new tools for mapping and monitoring their territories. The initial pilot will involve youth from the Tapajós-Arapiuns territory in Pará and the Capoto/Jarina territory in Mato Grosso.