COP-17 side event: How can pastoralist traditional knowledge be combined with atmospheric science and contribute to adaptation policy making?

© Hindou Oumarou, IPACC

To mark Agricultural and Rural Development Day 2011, a learning event on the contribution of traditional knowledge and climate science to adaptation policies will take place on the 3rd December at the UN Conference on Climate Change 2011 (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa.

The learning event is hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in cooperation with the Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad (AFPAT) and the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC). Indigenous spokespersons will include Mme Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a M'Bororo woman from Chad, and Mr Moses Ndiyane, a Maasai activist from Tanzania.

This event focuses on the lessons and results of a process lasting several months with representatives from African pastoralist communities, atmospheric scientists and policy makers. This process included a side event at the Climate Change Conference in Bonn, June 2011, and a workshop organized by IPACC,  AFPAT and the Chadian Ministry of Water in N’Djamena in November 2011. 

To find out more, please visit the event webpage.

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