LifeMosaic’s vision is of an abundant future where empowered communities maintain the mosaic of biological and cultural diversity.

We support communities and movements build their capacity to protect their rights, cultures and territories and to determine their own futures.

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Next Generation Leadership: We help create unique trainings for indigenous youth, focused on awakening their calling to defend their territories and providing them with the skills to facilitate participatory processes grounded in their own cultures.

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Toolkits for Empowerment: We produce and disseminate videos, manuals, and other tools to build the capacity of local organisers; and empower communities to make informed decisions about their futures and campaign effectively to defend their rights.

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Self-determined development: We promote, share and pilot approaches for communities to vision, plan and determine their futures.

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Indigenous Education: We support the spread of education that is developed in indigenous territories; rooted in the knowledge systems and practices of the ancestors; and helping communities address the challenges of today.

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Latest news

35,000 Ugandans left homeless as private firms share Kiryandongo land

The government says the contentious territory was empty space and unoccupied public land but residents claim they hold it under customary ownership. (Source: Daily Monitor)

Featured Project

Pulp and Paper

LifeMosaic has produced and distributed a series of films about industrial timber plantations in Indonesia. The films focus on how these plantations impact on the local economies, lives and land rights of the communities living on or near them.

Featured Video

Company Tactics

Company Tactics

This video describes the tactics many companies use to convince communities to accept and support their projects.

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LifeMosaic is a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered company number: SC300597) and a Charity Registered in Scotland (Scottish Charity number: SC040573)