IPBES Expert Workshop on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems

Participants at the IPBES workshop

From 9 - 11 June 2013 UNESCO, in support of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), co-organized an international expert workshop on The Contribution of Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems to IPBES: Building Synergies with Science. The workshop was convened by the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Japan and co-organized with UNU.

The objectives of the workshop were to examine and identify procedures and approaches for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems in the framework of IPBES; and to review and assess possible conceptual frameworks for the work of IPBES that are based on or accommodate indigenous and local knowledge systems and worldviews. The workshop is part of UNESCO's contribution to IPBES and the outcomes of this workshop provide input to the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) who will recommend possible procedures and approaches for consideration at IPBES-2.


Report of the workshop

Case studies contributed by participants 

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