News - Self Determined Development

So Long, Phone Companies. Mexico’s Indigenous Groups Are Getting Their Own Telecoms

27th Jul 2016
Members of the Mixe, Mixteco, and Zapoteco people will soon have their own mobile cellular telephone network that will allow at least 356 municipalities in the States of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz, to access mobile-telephone services and the Internet. (Source: Global Voices)

How communities are shaping their world (Source 73)

20th May 2016
This article tells the story of the Raja Ampat Homestay Association – a community organisation located in the Dampier Strait off the western tip of New Guinea, in Indonesia.

From Forest to Delhi: Tribal Foods of India

5th Oct 2015
To celebrate India's rich and vibrant bio-cultural heritage of tribal foods, indigenous forest people of our oldest surviving tribes from 7 states will be at the 8th CMS VATAVARAN (Source The Hansindia)

Where cellular networks don’t exist, people are building their own

14th Jan 2015
Mexico's communities are building their own telecommunications network. (Source: Wired)

Sustainable forest honey

6th Aug 2014
In several areas in Indonesia honey is a major commodity that contributes to improving communities’ economies. Konaweha, Southeast Sulawesi are still traditional producers. (Source: World Agroforestry Centre)

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