Tech, Oil Spills & Indigenous Communities in the Amazon
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After 40 years of suffering from oil contamination, indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon are fighting back, harnessing basic tools to document the pollution & pressure the government to hold the ...

After 40 years of suffering from oil contamination, indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon are fighting back, harnessing basic tools to document the pollution & pressure the government to hold the oil company accountable.

In May 2013, Digital Democracy traveled to a remote part of the Peruvian Amazon to launch a new program with these groups. Remote Access, funded by the Knight News Challenge, is a mobile toolkit to empower people in hard-to-reach places to share critical environmental and human rights information.

Follow our journey along the northern Amazon & up the Pastaza River to see how local indigenous groups are taking action, using basic tools to document four decades of oil spills and contamination.

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    Tech, Oil Spills & Indigenous Communities in the Amazon Tech, Oil Spills & Indigenous Communities in the Amazon Presentation Transcript

    • 1 Launching Remote Access in the Peruvian Amazon
    • Remote Access: A mobile toolkit to empower populations in remote, off-the-grid locations to share information on human rights & environmental abuses Winner: January 2013 Knight News Challenge
    • Remote Access has three components, focused on helping users document, manage and share information
    • Initial fieldwork Pilot Project: Peru • 3 weeks with indigenous communities in oil-impacted areas • 2 weeks of meetings with government & advocacy partners in Lima
    • Dd Team: Gregor & Emily
    • Telmo Community-based monitors
    • 7 Rafael
    • 8 Adam
    • 9 Salvador
    • C Context
    • Challenge: 40 years of oil contamination
    • 12 Testing a “remediated site”
    • 13 Visible oil at the “remediated site”
    • 14
    • C What did we do?
    • 16 Field visits near the Ecuador border
    • 17 Walking the pipeline
    • 18 Collecting water samples
    • 19 Four-day workshop
    • Dd team 20 Hand-drawn maps
    • 21
    • 22 Practicing with handheld GPS
    • • Tool development for Peru pilot • Coordinating with local monitors • Training for women monitors • Coordinating with efforts in Guyana, Ecuador & beyond What’s next? Follow www.digital-democracy.org for updates