Enhancing resilience in the face of global change: mobilizing local and indigenous knowledge

© UNESCO / Cintia Ruiz
In Laguna Oca Del Rio Paraguay biosphère reserve, members of the indigenous community participate in a minga.

Ahead of the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), the UNESCO Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems programme (LINKS) is inviting key partners and institutions to share their own successes and lessons learned in mobilizing local and indigenous knowledge for climate change. The conference seeks to facilitate transdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder knowledge platforms and climate change observing systems in key climate-vulnerable regions and create synergies with existing initiatives.

The outcomes of this meeting will feed into LINKS priority activities within the framework of the programme’s strategy on climate change and indigenous knowledge, and provide support to the UNFCCC platform discussions.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 18.10.2017 17:00 local time
End 20.10.2017 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Rubis, Jennifer
Contact j.rubis@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 80
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems programme (LINKS)
Link 2 Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change
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Link 4