LifeMosaic promotes community development and empowerment based on diversity, sustainability and social justice by supporting communities to obtain and share information on issues affecting them.
Indigenous peoples are recognised as important stewards of much of the world’s rainforests and the biodiversity within. Yet large-scale developments such as logging, dams, mines, fossil fuel extraction and plantations often deny these communities their lands, livelihoods and basic rights, destroy the ecosystems on which they depend and contribute to advancing climate change.
LifeMosaic supports indigenous peoples in defending their rights, territories and cultures. We do this by producing films and other popular education resources based on community testimonies and by facilitating their widespread distribution amongst indigenous communities. The resources present complex issues in an accessible and engaging way; and support indigenous peoples right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)
Projects focus on the impacts of large-scale land-use changes and on self-determined strategies for development and strengthening community resilience. Projects are demand-driven, useful to a wide number of communities, and developed in partnership with communities, forest peoples organisations, and other movements for positive social and environmental change. Grass-roots dissemination approaches ensure that resources reach thousands of communities, and inform critical conversations and land-use decisions.
LifeMosaic also develops and disseminates resources for use in international advocacy bringing voices from the grass-roots to the decision-makers.
LifeMosaic aims to:
- To advance the education of the public by researching, producing and disseminating information about the value of community empowerment and development in support of environmental and social justice.
- To develop, use and promote communication tools and approaches for community development and empowerment.
- To advance community development based on equality, diversity and environmental sustainability by supporting communities to share their experiences and obtain information on issues which affect them.
Established: April 2006
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 0131 261 6651
Address: THe Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RGView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website