Indigenous Knowledge

Rural and indigenous communities have been experiencing the negative effects of climate change which threaten their resource base and livelihoods. This section enables access to a range of resources that focus on indigenous knowledge and also document local efforts to cope with and adapt to these effects.

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The objective of the SECCAP project is to enhance the capacity of policy analysts and scientists in the fields of agriculture, climate and socio-economics to...
27-07-2012
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The Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) Project sought to strengthen the ability of women farmers to advocate for appropriate agricultural policies and...
26-07-2012
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Cassava generally thrives in challenging environments, particularly under hot, dry conditions, and that's why it has become such an important component of food...
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Platform for exchange and development of recommendations on sustainable use of bioenergy in Africa (EC-Project website).
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This pilot programme, which covers 10 countries globally – including Morocco, Niger and Namibia in Africa, is designed to implement community-based projects...
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AfricaAdapt is an independent knowledge sharing network promoting the flow and use of information between stakeholder groups in Africa.
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The African Development Bank Group is a development bank established in 1964 with the intention of promoting economic and social development in Africa. AfDB...
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Papyrus is a highly productive freshwater macrophyte that is widely utilized throughout tropical Africa. However, increased human population and poverty, has...
11-06-2012
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Adaptation strategies by livelihood diversification in the face of the most recent of recurrent droughts in the Sahel
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For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero...
04-12-2014
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There are several climate funds already in operation before the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This paper draws on the analysis of climate...
24-11-2014
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate...
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Armah and co-authors look at indigenous strategies for coping with agrobiodiversity loss employed by farmers in 31 communities in northern Ghana. 87.7% of the...
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This research highlights the role government policies can have in determining how resilient or vulnerable a country becomes to drought and climate change. Pre...
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The objective of this project funded by the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of...
20-09-2014
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This work highlights the fact that although indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) have proven crucial for adaptation to climate variability, they are seldom...
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Here we discuss one of the most successful projects implemented at ICPAC, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation which aims at contributing to climate risk...
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This paper synthesises indigenous knowledge case studies from sub-Saharan Africa. The authors examine whether the traditional practices contribute to the...
15-09-2014
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For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero...
04-12-2014
0
8,782
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There are several climate funds already in operation before the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This paper draws on the analysis of climate...
24-11-2014
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9,682
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate...
20-11-2014
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10,308
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The objective of this project funded by the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of...
20-09-2014
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3,886
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Adaptation Coalitions are groups of individuals/ organizations that form alliances around climate change issues in order to achieve shared desired futures that...
27-10-2014
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The conference is a networking event to facilitate knowledge exchange across different climate change research projects, networking initiatives and the African...
12-08-2014
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Identifying, respecting, and advancing rights associated with forest resources can help ensure effective, efficient, and equitable implementation of efforts to...
04-08-2014
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Vegetation degradation, especially the disappearance of woody vegetation and a diminished grass cover, has aroused the concern of the Maasai community (semi-...
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Object of study is the insight of traditional herbalists in the landscape-ecological factors wich control the growth of the plants they use for healing their...
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