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Open Data for Indigenous and Ethnic Minority

Open Development Cambodia (ODC)
South Asia

This project is crucial for indigenous and ethnic minority (IEM) communities to have better access to the data and information for exercising their rights to self-determination and self-governance. Storytelling with data enables communities to protect their collective interests and to engage in decision-making processes while raising public awareness. This project aims to expand the initiative to engage existing and new networks to enable the collection of data into a centralized repository for the region and to boost data literacy skills. ODC works with key indigenous peoples’ CSOs to upload resources on IEM to ODC’s platform and conduct a workshop and a seminar on data collection and digitization, and Indigenous Data Sovereignty. After attending the sessions, participants will understand the importance of data and contribute with the ones related to their communities.