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.

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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This article describes the indigenous knowledge (IK) that agro-pastoralists in larger Makueni District, Kenya hold and how they use it to monitor, mitigate and...
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The CSIR is one the largest Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) organizations in Africa. Both national and global challenges provide the framework...
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa? distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in Africa, and African experiences in...
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The International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (also referred to as Open Data in Developing Countries, or ODDC...
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This study examined the role of indigenous knowledge in climate change adaptation in Uganda with specific focus on the Teso sub-region. Specifically, the study...
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UNDESERT works to create an improved understanding of the effects of desertification and degradation processes in West Africa and to develop and implement best...
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A new DFID and NERC funded African research programme is recruiting a Senior Lead and Project Manager for its coordination, capacity building and knowledge...
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What opportunities and challenges does climate compatible development present in the context of rapidly growing cities across the African continent, where two...
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CPP NAM: CCA
This pilot project was undertaken to assist the Namibian government devise and implement adaptation strategies for the predicted effects of climate change and...
06-06-2014
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa? distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in Africa, and African experiences in...
15-09-2014
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2,446
SSDC Workshop Logo.png
The International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (also referred to as Open Data in Developing Countries, or ODDC...
15-07-2014
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2,150
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This study examined the role of indigenous knowledge in climate change adaptation in Uganda with specific focus on the Teso sub-region. Specifically, the study...
09-07-2014
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2,061
UnDesert_logo.gif
UNDESERT works to create an improved understanding of the effects of desertification and degradation processes in West Africa and to develop and implement best...
03-07-2014
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2,650
A new DFID and NERC funded African research programme is recruiting a Senior Lead and Project Manager for its coordination, capacity building and knowledge...
03-06-2014
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2,589
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What opportunities and challenges does climate compatible development present in the context of rapidly growing cities across the African continent, where two...
28-05-2014
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2,589
CPP NAM: CCA
This pilot project was undertaken to assist the Namibian government devise and implement adaptation strategies for the predicted effects of climate change and...
06-06-2014
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This report provides a summary of the joint meeting on available tools for the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, needs...
23-05-2014
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This long-term project (35 years) aims to maintain and increase native flora and fauna, improve the soil to reduce the risk of floods and erosion as well as...
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This article reports a rapid method for rangeland assessments in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda by harnessing pastoralists' indigenous knowledge among the Orma,...
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World’s poorest countries are likely to be most affected by climate change, especially the poor and marginalized communities yet it is these poor countries...
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Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change: Vulnerability,
This report is the result of the workshop held in Mexico City on 19-21 July 2011 on “Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change:...
02-03-2014
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This toolkit produced by the United Nations University provides access to articles, videos and various other resources to assist indigenous peoples, local...
26-02-2014
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UNU-IAS Guide Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in De
This guide is focused on reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries and on Indigenous People’s opportunities and risks. The guide covers...
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This compendium presents a wide-ranging overview of more than 400 projects, case studies and research activities specifically related to climate change and...
13-02-2014
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This paper highlights indigenous mitigation and adaptation strategies that have been practiced in the Sahel, and the benefits of integrating indigenous...
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Traditional rangeland fire management
Fire is an important feature in both cultural and ecological contexts in Africa and also contributes CO2 to the atmosphere and reduces terrestrial carbon...
16-01-2014
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This resport presents the results of the second edition of the AfriCAN Climate events held in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2013. The events, comprising a...
20-12-2013
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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...
30-09-2013
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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...
20-09-2013
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