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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This policy brief outlines a range of endogenous good practices for climate change adaptation and emphasizes on the need for integrating these local knowledge...
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Indigenous knowledge can be summed up as the knowledge of an indigenous community accumulated over generations of living in a particular environment. It is a...
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Farmers in many parts of Africa use indigenous soil and water conserving (ISWC) practices as an integral part of their farming systems. Farmers have developed...
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This article examines the level of awareness that communities in the Niger Delta have of the impacts of climate change, identifying and documenting the...
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This communiqué of the West Africa Learning event on the Community-Based Adaptation is a collective product and shared vision from a diverse range of 36 NGOs...
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Participants from 12 West African countries confirmed the urgent need for increased capacity and resources to respond to the uncertain and changing climate by...
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This handbook presents a wealth of experiences and examples taken from the UNDP-GEF Community-Based Adaptation Programme that are being piloted throughout the...
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This article looks at the traditional sequential cropping systems in ten sub-Saharan countries and compared 6 different management systems testing their...
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This is a news item about the 7th Rio Conventions Pavilion, being held in Namibia (17-26 September 2013) and which brings together the Conference of the...
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This news item reports on a meeting held in Germany between 10-12 September 2013 to discuss concrete measures to enlist the full participation of indigenous...
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Participants from 12 West African countries confirmed the urgent need for increased capacity and resources to respond to the uncertain and changing climate by...
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This handbook presents a wealth of experiences and examples taken from the UNDP-GEF Community-Based Adaptation Programme that are being piloted throughout the...
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2,018
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This article looks at the traditional sequential cropping systems in ten sub-Saharan countries and compared 6 different management systems testing their...
02-10-2013
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2,642
Rio conventions
This is a news item about the 7th Rio Conventions Pavilion, being held in Namibia (17-26 September 2013) and which brings together the Conference of the...
30-09-2013
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1,900
Cattle in the DRC
Free, internet based live webinar open to anyone interested in how to manage livestock and mitigate livestock impacts on climate change. The event consists of...
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This report summarises key issues and recommendations of a technical workshop on climate change, food security and water resources linkages. The workshop was...
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September 2013: The UN Secretary-General has released his report on sustainable mountain development (SMD), which describes the status of SMD at the national...
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This publication recaps the opportunities for integrating poverty alleviation and climate change adaptation strategies into an ecosystem approach to regional...
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The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a brochure on the value of local knowledge in agroforestry systems. The publication examines farming systems...
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This guide aims to promote research on agriculture and food security that addresses climate change but from a socially and gender-oriented perspective.
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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...
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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...
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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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The objective of this project funded by the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of...
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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...
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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...
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Identifying, respecting, and advancing rights associated with forest resources can help ensure effective, efficient, and equitable implementation of efforts to...
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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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