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.

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...
26-09-2013
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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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September 2013: The UN Secretary-General has released his report on sustainable mountain development (SMD), which describes the status of SMD at the national...
20-09-2013
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80 Indigenous Peoples’ leaders, government representatives, civil society practitioners and international experts from 24 countries discussed a new approach to...
20-09-2013
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This publication recaps the opportunities for integrating poverty alleviation and climate change adaptation strategies into an ecosystem approach to regional...
28-08-2013
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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...
23-08-2013
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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.
21-08-2013
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Over 2,500 workers of Ministry of Water and Energy and other six enterprises responsible to the Ministry yesterday transplanted about 20,000 seedlings in...
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This case study shows the experience on vulnerability assessment and community-based initiatives to adapt to Climate Change. The range of actions carried out...
23-07-2013
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Climate change will exacerbate existing vulnerabilities to land degradation, floods and drought in Africa and will challenge farmers and communities to make...
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Over 2,500 workers of Ministry of Water and Energy and other six enterprises responsible to the Ministry yesterday transplanted about 20,000 seedlings in...
01-08-2013
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Photo 1: Stone lines (Source: ENDA Energy, March 2013)
This case study shows the experience on vulnerability assessment and community-based initiatives to adapt to Climate Change. The range of actions carried out...
23-07-2013
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Climate change will exacerbate existing vulnerabilities to land degradation, floods and drought in Africa and will challenge farmers and communities to make...
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This report provides an overview of the published scientific literature relating to the contribution of traditional/indigenous knowledge to our understanding...
10-07-2013
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Indigenous people of Jharkhand, India hold important context-relevant knowledge and strategies for addressing dwindling natural resources base and climate...
10-07-2013
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The Dabane Trust is developing a water supply program in Zimbabwe to establish alternative sources of clean water for domestic use and livestock watering, and...
01-10-2013
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On the occasion of the 21st meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, the Adaptation Fund NGO Network hosted by Germanwatch will organise a one-day conference...
26-06-2013
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As climate change threatens agriculture and increases food insecurity in many parts of the world, the commercialisation and marketing of edible insects could...
06-06-2013
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The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) recently presented the first Issue of the Africa Adaptation Newsletter. This newsletter offers a comprehensive...
24-05-2013
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AfriCAN Climate and AfricaAdapt joint workshop
AfriCAN Climate and AfricaAdapt joined forces in Dakar, Senegal, in April to host a workshop and technical tour on the topic of Agriculture, Climate Change and...
22-05-2013
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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...
20-11-2014
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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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08-09-2014
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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-...
31-07-2014
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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...
31-07-2014
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