Traditional and Indigenous knowledges

Practices and skills to reduce community vulnerability and cope with hazards, accumulated over many years of living in a specific environment and passed down from one generation to another.

Latest Traditional and Indigenous knowledges additions in the Knowledge Base

This paper describes a project undertaken in Samoa to address climate change and other hazards, the method from which could provide a useful model for other small island developing states (SIDS).

This book provides a political and historical analysis of climate change policy, shows how adaptive governance has worked on the ground in Barrow, Alaska, and other local communities, and makes the case for adaptive governance as a complementary approach

This volume offers diverse approaches to the development of a transdisciplinary perspective that embraces the natural, social, and human sciences in the quest for a sustainable society. It strives for a global perspective while incorporating the wisdom

Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness - Final project report:

This report addresses the vulnerability of the Caribbean region to hydro-meteorological hazards such as hurricanes, floods, drought, high magnitude rainfall and

This book addresses the social implications of climate change and climatic variability on indigenous peoples and communities living in the highlands, lowlands, and coastal areas of Latin America and the Caribbean where indigenous people already perceive

Photo of a bamboo house in Viet Nam by Flickr user, Lon&Queta, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic,
Elisabeth Best highlights the advantages of constructing with bamboo, a material particularly resistant to natural hazards and reflects on why the material is not more widely used...
Pacific Standard Magazine
In addition to IOM training and employing 175 men and women in the ancient skill of terracing, IOM has also completed the first purpose built hurricane shelter in the country while reinforcing 26 schools by either relocating them out of the flood plain or building second floors that double up as hurricane shelters...
International Organization for Migration

This issue addresses disaster risk and climate change through a series of case studies and research summaries focusing on increasing 'natural' disasters, such as droughts and floods, as well as on people’s vulnerability to already existing hazards in

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