In this environment, the exchange of up-to-date and reliable information is key to good decision-making on the part of project proponents, communities, individuals and the government.
Project proponents cannot assess their project risks without a clear understanding of important social and environmental variables.
Indigenous communities cannot exercise their rights within frameworks like Convention 169 of the ILO without a clear understanding of activities proposed for their traditional territories and the benefits and consequences of those activities.
Governments can neither plan nor regulate development without a clear understanding of the impacts of their regulations on stakeholders, and how those stakeholders react in the presence of those regulations.
Individuals are buried under an avalanche of on-line information of questionable reliability and struggle to make sense of contradictions to arrive at the decisions they must make in their daily lives.