This contributing paper presents how Indigenous Peoples are co-creating data platforms and technological tools that weave together Indigenous and Western knowledge and scientific Earth observations (EO) for disaster risk reduction.
This paper discusses potential of earth observation (EO) in providing simplistic and operational tools for the systemic risk analysis to complement Indigenous Knowledges covering nature-based solutions (NBS).
One of the most important historic sites in America has been put on a list of endangered places. Preservation groups warn that Jamestown, Virginia, may not survive another generation because of climate change.
A geographical information system on its own is not able to explain human factors behind flood vulnerability. South Africa’s laws make provision for using indigenous knowledge in reducing flood risk. But the use of this approach is still relatively low.
Communities possess local experiences that allow them to adapt and respond to disasters. Knowledge exchange between the UK, Nepal and Thailand is helping researchers better understand and explore solutions to the risks facing these communities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific