Building capacity for improved inclusion of traditional knowledge

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The Darwin Project in Guyana – “Integrating traditional knowledge into national policy and practice” this week facilitated a training course specifically aimed at building the capacity of decision-makers in the area of traditional knowledge. All project activities are aligned to support progress towards the achievement of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)’s Aichi target 18. This course addresses the urgent call for increased levels of awareness and efforts to promote the inclusion of traditional knowledge at the national level. The … Read More

What is Indigenous health and well-being?

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Each year in August since 1994, we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. At the United Nations and around the world, events are organised to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ contributions to the world, but also to establish an assessment of Indigenous peoples’ current situation in our global society. This year, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples emphasised the theme of Indigenous health and well-being. This theme emerged from the realisation that there exists a seemingly insuperable … Read More