Traditional and Indigenous knowledges

Practices and skills to reduce community vulnerability and cope with hazards, accumulated over many years of living in a specific environment and passed down from one generation to another.

Latest Traditional and Indigenous knowledges additions in the Knowledge Base

Women in Rwanda growing coffee to support themselves.
Following an open call for locally-led adaptation initiatives last year, CDKN selected five K2A projects from an extremely competitive pool of over 1000 applicants. The selected K2A projects are in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique and South Sudan.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Traditional indigenous Maori house roof under the sky
Researchers reviewed the evidence on traditional knowledge in the Pacific for coping with climate change and found much was scientifically plausible. This indicates such knowledge should play a significant role in sustaining Pacific Island communities.
Conversation Media Group, the
In the absence of indigenous fire management, savannas have seen the kind of larger, higher-intensity fires occurring late in the dry season that likely existed before people, when lightning was the sole source of ignition.
Conversation Media Group, the
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An inspiring initiative to bolster resilience against climate change in Vanuatu has seen the island nation take proactive steps to harness traditional knowledge within its communities.
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Human hands hold wooden dish with Australian plant branches, the smoke ritual rite at a indigenous community event in Australia
In new research, the authors compared cultural burning to agency-led prescribed burning or no burning. We studied the effects on soil properties such as moisture content, density, and nutrient levels.
Conversation Media Group, the
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The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw Tribe has been losing land to the sea, which could hamper efforts to gain federal recognition.
Eos - AGU
This publication investigates the integration of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)-based climate services in seasonal climate forecasting.
This podcast explains how the weather service in Tonga has been including traditional knowledge into forecasts and how that’s been received by the community.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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