Indigenous Knowledge

Thailand: Learning and understanding living in harmony with nature from Karen knowledge holders in the Karen language

Language is not only a tool for communication but also the identity of Indigenous Peoples which represents who we are and our distinct relationship with land, territories and resources. Most of the Indigenous Communities have oral traditions. Therefore, language is the key medium through which Indigenous Knowledge holders transmit knowledge and innovations relating to natural …

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Advancing the respect and recognition of Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKAPA)

Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) and Mapping Community-based monitoring and information system (CBMIS) is not a new practice in global movement for Indigenous Peoples’ rights. For indigenous communities, it refers to any approaches and tools they have been implementing to manage and document their lands, territories and resources. One common CBMIS practice in …

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Indigenous voices for International Day of Forests 2019 – Mr. Pu Nu

https://youtu.be/Ve08Q_CCBKw Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is celebrating International Day of Forests by sharing voices of Indigenous Peoples from Asia. Speaking in this video is Mr. Pu Nu (Uncle Nu) , a Hee-Kho (Traditional Leader) of Hin Lad Nai Village, Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter …

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Indigenous voices for International Day of Forests 2019 – Mr. Chaiprasert Phoka

https://youtu.be/neUHHdZaNh4 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is celebrating International Day of Forests by sharing voices of Indigenous Peoples from Asia. Speaking in this video is Mr. Chaiprasert Phoka, Headman of Hin Lad Nai Village, Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share …

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The Impacts of Land Dispossession on Indigenous Women

This briefing paper highlights the specific conditions of indigenous women, who comprise a major segment of indigenous communities where development projects are being implemented in India, Indonesia, and Cambodia. In the midst of restiveness against corporate take-over of their lands, territories and resources, the indigenous peoples, particularly indigenous women, are grappling with the consequences of …

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Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Resource Management in Asia

Across the different case studies, common and general recommendations in relation to the roles and contributions of indigenous women in sustainable forest management can be drawn. Moreover, the research has identified case-specific recommendations for each country. It is vital to raise awareness that indigenous peoples’ lives depend on their right to land and access to …

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Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous Knowledge is the knowledge held collectively by an indigenous community. It is both founded upon generations of experience and wisdom and enriched by more recent experiences, thus giving rise to ingenious innovations. Except for knowledge that are sacred and held by some individuals (e.g. by the Shamans) as custodians of those knowledge, all knowledge …

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[IFAD-Policy] Engagement with Indigenous Peoples

This Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples aims to enhance IFAD’s development effectiveness in its engagement with indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas. It sets out the principles of engagement IFAD will adhere to in its work with indigenous peoples, and the instruments, procedures and resources IFAD will deploy to implement them. The Policy is …

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