First meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Task force focuses on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems

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On behalf of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), UNESCO will convene the first meeting of the IPBES Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems. The meeting will take place from 16-20 June 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.
At its second plenary meeting in December 2013, IPBES acknowledged the importance of indigenous and local knowledge to the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems. It also decided to promote a meaningful and active engagement with indigenous and local knowledge holders in all relevant aspects of its work. It decided to form a task force on indigenous and local knowledge systems to advance this work. The first meeting of the new task force will advance work on:
1. Procedures and approaches for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems;
2. A review of regional case studies;
3. The establishment of a roster and network of experts on indigenous and local knowledge systems;
4. A participatory mechanism for indigenous and local knowledge systems.


Details

Type of Event Category 6-Expert Committee
Start 16.06.2014 09:00 local time
End 20.06.2014 12:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Nakashima, Douglas
Organizer
Contact j.rubis@unesco.org, d.sydeeva-blanc@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XIV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 25
Official Website
Link 1 IPBES website
Link 2 UNESCO, IPBES and local and indigenous knowledge
Link 3 UNESCO's LINKS Programme
Link 4

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