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25 08, 2022

‘Grandmothers Are Our Weather App’: New Maps And Local Knowledge Power Chad’s Climate Fightback

2023-03-05T23:46:25-05:00Tags: |

Mbororo environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim has been working with communities in her native Chad to create maps, settling disputes regarding the sharing of natural resources. Ibrahim and representatives from EOS Data analytics used high-resolution satellite images to work alongside Indigenous leaders from more than twenty villages to map 1,728 square kilometers, collaboratively adding important markers like medicinal trees, sacred forests, rivers, settlements, roads, and more. Each community was given a laminated copy of the finished map, and Ibrahim is now working on a similar project in the Lake Chad area. Ibrahim hopes that her mapping projects will demonstrate the combined power of Indigenous knowledges and technology as a response to the climate crisis. Photo credit: IISB

29 05, 2015

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Raising The Voice Of Indigenous Climate Knowledge

2017-09-22T18:33:34-04:00Tags: |

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is a woman working to collect Indigenous knowledge about natural resources in Chad as part of a 3-D mapping project. She also represents her community in climate discussions at the United Nations. She describes a childhood that straddled two worlds: school in the capital city of N’Djamena and tending cows among family in the Mbororo. Now she bridges the gap between the Indigenous people who intimately know their land and the governments making decisions many miles away. Photo credit: AFPAT