Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as climate change, widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

Earth Rights Institute (ERI) takes an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities. It advocates a model of development that supports the re-localization of development expertise and to empower communities to manage and direct their own development, strategies and expert knowledge that must be conceived locally. A collective platform of multi-stakeholders engaged to bring the best practices to those who are in need and are committed to building a culture of peace.