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

African woman, Ghana
Traditional knowledge helps communities prepare for potential flooding. Transferring this knowledge doesn’t always happen, however. Scientists and policymakers don’t always recognise its value.
Conversation Media Group, the
Fires are a major threat to Borneo's people, forests, and wildlife. An all-female crew is combating them while changing attitudes towards women.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Australian native performing traditional ritual with fire.
Bringing climate science and Indigenous knowledge systems together promises to produce better results for heritage protection as the climate changes. And there is no time to waste.
Conversation Media Group, the
An illustration of a child carry water through an area affected by drought to their homes in canisters.
Some of Africa’s dry areas face serious water shortages due to minimal rainfall. An ancient system of drawing water from aquifers, the “qanat system”, could help.
Conversation Media Group, the
Wildfire, Thailand
PreventionWeb offers you 5 key learnings we picked up about wildfires in 2023.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
This is the fifth in a series of blog posts that bring together PASTRES work from 2018-2023 around a number of themes. In this post, Ian Scoones explore the role of pastoralists in rangeland conservation.
This book is a synopsis of the history of the relationships between people and nature presented in this volume will contribute to building relationships in face of the current serious challenges of climate change and socioeconomic transformation.
This book about disaster recovery efforts and projects at the Sanriku Coast constitutes the fourth volume of the series "Eco-DRR as Learned from Local History."

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