Digital Tools & Biodiversity Manuals

Digital tools

1. Digital First Aid Kit

The Digital First Aid Kit is a collaborative effort of EFF, Global Voices, Hivos & the Digital Defenders Partnership, Front Line Defenders, Internews, Freedom House, Access,, CIRCL, IWPR, Open Technology Fund and individual security experts who are working in the field of digital security and rapid response.

2. Security in a box

Security in-a-Box is jointly developed by Front Line Defenders and Tactical Technology Collective, along with a global network of thousands of activists, trainers and digital security experts.

Security-in-a-box offers step-by-step instructions to help you install and use the most essential digital security software and services. Security-in-a-box also provides tactics and advice on how to use social networking platforms and mobile phones more safely.

Tactical Technology collective made some major updates to a component of Security-in-a-box called the ‘Tactics Guides’, covering topics such as how to keep your mobile secure, creating and maintaining strong passwords and staying private online. They have also been translated into Russian, Arabic, and Indonesian.

The Updated Tactics Guides; 
– Protect your device from malware and phishing attacks
– Protect your information from physical threats
– Create and maintain strong passwords
– Keep your digital communication private
– Remain anonymous and bypass censorship on the Internet
– Use your smartphone as securely as possible

3. Usable Tools.

USABLE is building a global feedback loop connecting at-risk communities with digital security trainers, usability experts, and security tool developers, bringing a human-centered design approach to digital security software supporting vulnerable populations around the world.

4. Safe Tag 

Security Auditing Framework and Evaluation Template for Advocacy Groups. It’s a professional audit Framework that adapts traditional penetration testing and risk assessment methodologies to be relevant to smaller nonprofit organizations based or operating in the developing world.

5. The digital security training syllabus 


Digital security for All- Security First

Digital tools organisations

1. Internews

Inter News is an International non-profit organization that works to ensure access to trusted, quality information that empowers people to have a voice in their future and to live healthy, secure and rewarding lives.

2.Defend Defenders

DefendDefenders is the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project. They seek to strengthen the work of human rights defenders HRDs throughout the region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights. DefendDefenders works in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (together with Somali land), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

3. Civil Rights Defenders

Civil Rights Defenders is an independent expert organisation founded in Stockholm in 1982 with the aim of defending human rights, in particular people’s civil and political rights. We also support and empower human rights defenders at risk on four continents.


Born in 2009, a Human Rights Technological Organisation working with civil society, freedom of speech and Internet security, formed what today is

5. Digital Defenders Partnership

The Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) started late 2012 by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) to advance Internet freedom and to keep the internet open and free from emerging threats, specifically in internet repressive and transitional environments. The program increases and better coordinates emergency support for the internet’s critical users, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, human rights defenders, and other civil society activists, through Grant making and Linking & Learning activities.

6. Open Technology Fund

The Open Technology Fund utilizes available funds to support Internet freedom projects that empower world citizens to have access to modern communication channels that are free of restrictions, and allow them to communicate without fear of repressive censorship or surveillance.

Biodiversity Information Tools and resources