Incorporating indigenous knowledge into disaster policies
Association of Caribbean States
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This article underlines the value of local knowledge in disaster areas. It presents the current representation of indigenous people in the world and elaborates on the value of integrating indigenous knowledge into disaster risk reduction methodologies. It explains the considerations that must be made regarding what principles and methodologies should be transferred, to whom it must be transferred - such as vulnerable communities and policy makers - and how it should be transferred - for instance via workshops, on-site visits or documentation.