Indigenous knowledge

Indigenous early warning system, local implementation, knowledge, skills, technical knowledge; traditional knowledge, transferable indigenous knowledge.

Latest Indigenous knowledge additions in the Knowledge Base

Outlawing controlled burns didn’t work. As demand for prescribed fire increases across California, experts explore traditional and modern methods for building wildfire resilience in a burning world.
University of Southern California
Australian native performing traditional ritual with fire.
Even though it’s still winter, the fire season has already started in Australia’s arid centre. About half of the Tjoritja West MacDonnell National Park west of Alice Springs has burnt this year.
Conversation Media Group, the
Flooded rice fields, Guangxi, China
Rural communities, often led by women, are using seed banks and traditional techniques to boost local crop diversity and food security
China Dialogue
Australian native performing traditional ritual with fire.
Cultural science integrates traditional knowledge into applied bushfire research to help New South Wales care for Country.
New South Wales Government
This is the thematic review of local, Indigenous and traditional knowledge in disaster risk reduction in Pacific Island countries submitted to UNDRR to inform the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030.
Colombian woman carrying a sack with beans
Indigenous People’s ancestral traditional knowledge is deeply rooted in our planet and can serve as a guide to overcoming climate challenges.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Digital thermometer showing a high temperature in a town
Too much air conditioning may be harming our health, according to a new study led by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU).
Australian National University
In this Commentary, the authors reflect on the commonalities of Indigenous actions across multiple settings, recently synthesised at a COVID Observatories workshop at the Keystone Foundation in Kotagiri, India (March 19–21, 2023).

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