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 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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Nahua boy in his ancestral territory, South East Peru
The report summarises some key issues relevant for indigenous peoples, building on statements and policy platforms adopted by Indigenous Peoples’ Caucuses. The...
08-07-2013
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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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Our project explaining seasonal forecasting to farmers in central Senegal built common ground between scientific forecasting and traditional knowledge. It...
28-06-2013
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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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"Climate Change on Air" produced a 20 episode climate risk management educational radio serial drama to educate smallholders living in the south-eastern region...
03-05-2013
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"Climate Change on Air" produced a 20 episode climate risk management educational radio serial drama to educate smallholders living in the south-eastern region...
03-05-2013
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Water harvesting is one way that farmers can deal with climate-change induced water scarcity in Ethiopia. Here community members explain how this technology is...
09-04-2013
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Africa is the continent most vulnerable to current climate variability and extremes and the one most likely to suffer adverse effects of climate change....
08-04-2013
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A new US-led study finds that climate drives a large part of African diarrhoeal disease and increases the threat to vulnerable communities.
08-04-2013
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This report provides a thorough discussion of the role of forests to economy and society in Kenya, highlighting vital services
15-04-2013
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This brief news reports on a new drought-resistant variety of maize seed that is being developed in Zimbabwe to help farmers overcome cyclical weather...
01-08-2013
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This short news item reveals how communities in Kenya have been making use of community radio since 2008 to listen in to weather forecasts and take action to...
15-04-2013
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The author discusses the key challenges facing the development sector in the 21st century, against a background of increased uncertainty and complexity, where...
15-04-2013
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This policy brief synthesises key messages about what is currently known about the likely impacts of climate change on the commodities and natural resources.
15-04-2013
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The AfriCAN Climate consortium, lead by ENDA, will host a 3-day event in Dakar from 25-27 April 2013, in collaboration with Africa Adapt and the ATOM group,...
05-03-2013
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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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