Traditional knowledge article series in national newspaper

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As part of the national consultations of the Traditional Knowledge National Action Plan (TKNAP) in Guyana, a series of articles were published weekly over March and April in the national newspaper Guyana Times, highlighting the importance of Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and the specific actions of the TKNAP. Read these articles here:


Article #1:The role of traditional knowledge in conservation:  


Article # 2: A project focused on traditional knowledge in Guyana:


Article #3: Increasing knowledge and awareness of Indigenous peoples and their traditional knowledge:


Article #4 – Capacity building to increase knowledge about Indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge:


Article #5 –Legal mechanisms forpromoting the use and safeguarding of traditional knowledge:


Article #6 – Empowering communities to take the lead in promoting and safeguarding traditional knowledge:


Article #7 – Support for community action and learning for successes:


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Deirdre Jafferally has 17 years’ experience working in community based wildlife management and conservation. Deirdre first started working at the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, Guyana in the area of environmental monitoring. Recently, Deirdre has focused her interest in community resource management and Indigenous knowledge in the pursuit of a PhD exploring the implications of socio-ecological changes on Indigenous knowledge and practices, and its impact on forest conservation. She holds a BSc in Biology and MES in Sustainable Development and Ecological Monitoring.