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Community Toolkit on Free Prior and Informed Consent and Renewable Energy

This community toolkit is meant to be used by Indigenous Peoples’ communities, organizations and individuals who are facing energy projects in their areas and need guidance in dealing with them. It could also be used to inform other actors about indigenous peoples’ rights and perspectives in relation to energy investments in their communities.

 

Organisation: Right Energy Partnership

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuales

Forest Link | Mapping for Rights

Organisation: Rainforest Foundation UK

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

The ForestLink community real-time forest monitoring initiative aims to unlock the potential of traditional forest guardians in monitoring and protecting their forest lands.

Earth Defenders Toolkit

Organisation: Digital Democracy

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool, Guides and Manuals, Infographics, Organizational Capacity and Training

 

The Earth Defenders Toolkit is a collaborative space for earth defenders and their allies. The Toolkit provides a growing collection of resources and training materials for communities on the frontlines of the struggle to defend critical ecosystems around the world, and community networks for users to connect and share their experiences.

Primer: technology to monitor and share information on rainforests and forest peoples' rights

Organisation: Rainforest Foundation Norway; The Engine Room

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This primer is an introduction to using technology to monitor and share information on rainforest issues, land rights and indigenous rights.

Participatory Mapping: Some guidelines for communities and organisations that support them

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme; UK AID

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Participatory mapping has been used as a tool for supporting community rights for many years. More recently, there has been an increased focus on monitoring as well as mapping, although the distinction between these two concepts is not always entirely clear and they are sometimes used interchangeably.

Participatory Mapping as a tool for empowerment: experiences and lessons learned from the ILC network

Organisation: International Land Coalition

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

“Participatory Mapping as a tool for empowerment” brings together a number of valuable experiences on community-mapping approaches. These represent a set of tools and methods that are rapidly being taken up, developed, improved and shared by community-based organizations in many parts of the world.

MAPEO

Organisation: Digital Democracy

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

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

Indigenous Navigator Training

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Online Tool; Organisational Capacity & Training

 

The Indigenous Navigator provides a set of tools for indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights. Here you can find training materials to understand all aspects of the Indigenous Navigator framework and tools.

Indigenous Navigator Tools Database

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

The Indigenous Navigator offers a systematic analysis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and a comprehensive approach to understanding its provisions, as well as monitoring their implementation through a series of straightforward questions.

Indigenous Mapping Workshops

Organisation: Firelight Group

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tools; Webinars

 

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop and its strategic partners are dedicated to the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous communities.

Facilitator Guide: Kenyan Community Land Act

Organisation: Namati

Country/Region: Kenya

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

In 2016 Kenya signed into law the Community Land Act (CLA), a progressive piece of legislation that gave life to Article 63 of the Constitution of Kenya.

The CLA presents an unprecedented opportunity for communities to legally claim rights to their land and have complete decision-making power about how their land is used and managed. It is in light of this that the Facilitator’s Guide was published.

Environmental Impact Assessment in the Mekong Region

Organisation: EarthRights International

Country/Region: Mekong Delta

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

EarthRights International (ERI), alongside its partners in the Mekong Legal Network (MLN), is working directly to build the capacity of communities, campaigners and lawyers to engage in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes in the Mekong region. Consequently, ERI and the MLN have collaborated to produce this original manual for EIA practitioners in the six Mekong countries which specifically targets government decision-makers, investors, lawyers and other professionals working on the implementation of EIA.

Resources for Defenders

Organisation: EarthRights International

Country/Region: International

Type: Audio/Visual, Guides & Manuals, Organizational Capacity & Training

 

EarthRights uses community education tools to support people around the world who face earth rights abuses. These tools take concepts and lessons that are crucial for defending human and environmental rights and present them in a way that’s accessible to everyone.

Sistema de Observação e Monitoramento da Amazônia Indígena

Organisation: Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
Country/Region: South America
Type: Digital Tool

 

Information coming soon!

Database of Good Practices

Organisation: International Land Coalition

Country/Region: International

Type: Online Tool

 

One of the motivations for joining the International Land Coalition is for members to have a dedicated space to share experiences with, and learn from other members. That is why the ILC Secretariat has developed the Database of Good Practices. The Database is organised around the 10 commitments for people-centred land governance. This way the case studies in the Database provide concrete examples and guidance to the members and partners of ILC on how to achieve each of these commitments.

Community Based Monitoring and Information systems: for community trainers and organizers

Organisation: Tebtebba Foundation

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

Community Land Protection: Facilitators Guide

Organisation: Namati

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals, Digital tool

 

Namati’s Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities protect their customary claims and rights to land and natural resources.