Celebrating the indigenous knowledge of the Mayangna people
Book launch - July 2010
The book “Conocimientos del Pueblo Mayangna sobre la Convivencia del Hombre y la Naturaleza” was successfully launched in July 2010 in Managua, Nicaragua. Available in Mayangna and Spanish, the 400-page book in two volumes captures the knowledge, know-how and worldview of the Mayangna people...
Biological and Cultural Diversity: The challenge of local knowledge, practice and worldviews
Organized by UNESCO and CNRS, Paris, France, 27 January 2005
Much of the world's biodiversity is created, maintained and managed by local communities, with language, knowledge, know-how and worldview serving as both tools and conceptual frame. These interactions, tying societies and social actors to biodiversity, can only be comprehended through a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. ..
Water and Cultural Diversity
Third World Water Conference
Kyoto, Japan 16-17 March 2003
Indigenous People's contribution to the thematic session. It will consider the extent to which indigenous representations, knowledge and practice are given due consideration in water policy development, and present alternatives for a more effective integration of indigenous peoples into decision-making processes that directly impact upon their economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being...
Linking Traditional and Scientific Knowledge for Sustainable Development
Parallel Event at the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August - 4 September 2002
Participants recognised that both traditional knowledge systems and science, whether in the domains of environmental conservation, education, or medical practice, each had their place and that continuing their respectful coexistence, encouraging open dialogue, and strengthening synergies are mutually beneficial goals...
NGOs, indigenous peoples and local knowledge: politics of power in the biodiversity domain
Seminar at UNESCO, Paris, 27-28 May 2002
When it comes to managing biodiversity, relations between scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and indigenous peoples can be complex, even conflictual affairs. This emerges from a seminar organized at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris by the Apsonat team within the Centre national de recherche scientifique (CNRS), in collaboration with the transdisciplinary LINKS programme launched by UNESCO as World Conference on Science follow-up...
Indigenous Science and Traditional Knowledge
Wellington, New Zealand 3-7 September 2001
The purpose of the workshop was to explore recommendations of the UNESCO World Conference on Science (Budapest, 1999) as they relate to indigenous science and traditional knowledge. Protection of indigenous science was a major theme...
Science and Tradition: Roots and Wings for Development
Brussels 5-6 April 2001
International Conference organized by the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences and UNESCO...
Water and Indigenous Peoples
Second World Water Forum
The Hague, Neds 17-22 March 2000
Indigenous peoples have sophisticated knowledge and practices relating to water, its use and management. In this session Aboriginal (Australia), Cree (Canada), Fijian (Fiji), Hopi (USA), Ibaloi-Igorot (Philippines), Karen, Thai (Thailand) and San (Namibia/Botswana) case studies were presented and discussed...
Science and Other Systems of Knowledge
World Conference on Science
Budapest, 28 June 1999
Almost without exception, the participants acknowledge that traditional knowledge is a vital heritage for humanity. They recognized that, for the great majority of the world's population and in particular for those living in developing countries, traditional knowledge provides the principal means of...