Indigenous Knowledge

A woman fetches water from a nearly dry well at Shahapur Taluka, Maharashtra, India
Prajkta Harishchandra Gaikwad from the Yashwantrao Chavan School of Social Work describes how communities in the Satara district of Maharashtra are using traditional earthen pots to keep drinking water cool during heat waves.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Sand storm hitting the city of Basra in Iraq, 2022
The Middle East and North African region lose about $13 billion a year because of increasing sand and dust storms. By combining learnings from artificial intelligence and 3000-year-old sustainable methods, researchers might find ways to mitigate damages
Lund University
Internationally acclaimed architect and researcher Professor Anthony Hoete and his team will this month conduct a full-scale seismic test on ancient Māori construction techniques they aim to use to rebuild a historic Bay of Plenty wharenui.
Sun Publishing Limited, the
Human hands hold wooden dish with Australian plant branches, the smoke ritual rite at a indigenous community event in Australia
Indigenous Australians have conducted cultural burning for at least ten millenia and the practice helped reduce bushfire risk in the past, our new research shows.
Conversation Media Group, the
weather surveillance radar
The Samoan weather service has detected changes in frequency and intensity to flooding across the country, and has described the events as ‘never before’ seen.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Young Ghana woman watering her land with newly planted fields
Climate change affects all spheres of life, particularly those aspects that depend on the environment. Farming communities are a case in point.
Conversation Media Group, the
River flowing through green fields and hills.
Amid a worsening global water crisis, world leaders will gather at UN Headquarters in New York 22-24 March for the first UN Water Conference since 1977. During this historic moment, all eyes will focus on SDG 6 for water and sanitation.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
This briefing note explores the value of Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge in helping communities forecast weather and climate, identify and manage changes in seasons and weather, and develop responses to climatic variability and climate change.
National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network
Research into koala numbers before and after cultural burns on the world’s second largest sand island has fuelled a push to merge Aboriginal knowledge with cutting-edge science to mitigate the dangers of bushfires across Australia.
University of the Sunshine Coast
Farmer preparing his field for seedlings in South Africa
Smallholder farmers in the Umzingwane district in Zimbabwe are taking up locally-led initiatives and indigenous knowledge to adapt to unpredictable climate patterns.
International Centre for Climate Change and Development