Webinar on Local Indigenous Knowledge in the context of Climate Change
How can Local and Indigenous Knowledge (LIK) strengthen adaptation and mitigation actions to Climate Change in ACP countries?
The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS) and the Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (Intra-ACP GCCA+) organised a webinar focusing on Local and Indigenous Knowledge (LIK) and its role in tackling climate change in ACP countries, on April 29th 2020.
The webinar served as a platform to share and stimulate discussion on the recently published policy paper “Can Local and Indigenous Knowledge strengthen adaptation and mitigation actions in ACP countries?”.
The main objectives of this webinar were:
- To promote dialogue and raise awareness on the use of LIK for climate change adaptation and mitigation;
- To identify success stories and research findings on the use of LIK for climate change adaptation and mitigation in ACP countries and regions; and
- To share knowledge and foster representation of LIK holders/experts from ACP countries in international debates.
Speakers included representatives from UNESCO, IIPFCC, FERN, ACP Secretariat, EU as well as representatives from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
The meeting has been a very fruitful one, involving the participation of a high-level panel of speakers!
We look forward to furthering exchanges and joint learning on indigenous peoples and local knowledge in the context of Climate change.
The concept note, programme, the policy paper and outcomes of the webinar can be downloaded hereunder.
A report on the webinar is currently under preparation and will be shared with you once finalised.
Thank you very much for your interest!