Forgotten Connections: Indigenous Knowledge, Sacred Sites and Climate Change Resilience

A film of edited highlights from the Gaia Evening Talk 'The Forgotten Connections: Indigenous Knowledge, Sacred Sites and Climate Change Resilience in Africa' given by Gathuru Mburu in November 2011.

Mr Mburu is the coordinator of the African Biodiversity Network (ABN) and Director of ICE.

The video explains how advocacy is used to make people aware of the problems faced in Africa, including climate change. There is a review on what is consider a community in Africa. The presenter explains how the communities need to be in charge of their own future such as food production and how the solution of problems has to come from the communities and not necessarily from external sources.

Mr Mburu explains how indigenous knowledge in other regions such as Latin America and Asia indigenous knowledge has been more promoted than in Africa. Giving people an opportunity to speak out. ABN has a programme called “Climate seeds and knowledge” where the aim is to conserve the resources, especially crops and combine it with biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.

 

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Agriculture
Management and/or conservation of land use

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Communication and Media
Community Managed Initiatives
Indigenous knowledge
Gender

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Africa

Keywords

Indigenous knowledge
Climate change resilience
ABN