Projects

Tanzania Indigenous Knowledge Database

The Indigenous Knowledge (IK) database is a product of the Tanzania Development Gateway. The database has been established to enhance sharing and dissemination of IK information, experiences and practices in Tanzania. | Read more...

Securing and using Africa's indigenous knowledge base

Indigenous knowledge and technologies play major roles in biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and prospecting. In addition, their contributions to increasing food production, fighting HIV/AIDS and other diseases, and stemming environmental degradation are considerable. | Read more...

IFAD in Ethiopia

IFAD’s strategy in Ethiopia focuses on supporting investment programmes with the greatest potential impact on sustainable household food security and on the incomes of rural poor people, particularly small-scale farmers and herders, and women in all categories. | Read more...

Women’s Information for Development Network (WIDNet) - Zambia

WIDNet is a network of ten partner organizations, contributing to the socio-economic development and improved livelihoods of women and girls by sharing information and resources. The organization collects information and knowledge from a range of sources and makes it available online. | Read more...

GIDESCO - GIS applications in developing countries

GISDECO is an international network of GIS experts, planners and project managers engaged in GIS applications in developing countries that provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge about emerging research and practical experiences with GIS... | Read more...

INFONET-BioVision

The INFONET-BioVision Information Platform aims to strengthen sustainable development of farmers and rural communities in Africa by making information on key topics available through an internet platform and other creative solutions and dissemination strategies. | Read more...

First Nations - Home

Through a three-pronged strategy of Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating Systemic Change, and Capitalizing Indian Communities, First Nations Development Institute is working to restore Native control and culturally-compatible stewardship... | Read more...

COMPAS network for Endogenous Development

COMPAS (comparing and supporting endogenous development) is an international network implementing field programmes to develop, test and improve endogenous development methodologies. | Read more...

Strengthening indigenous knowledge and traditional resource management through schools in Vanuatu

Indigenous knowledge has gained widespread international recognition as a critical factor for the preservation of both cultural and biological diversity. But what use is recognition, if traditional knowledge does not remain alive and vibrant within indigenous communities? Link | Read more...

CIESIN Information Cooperative - Organizational Guide - CIKARD

The Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) at Iowa State University focuses its activities on preserving and using the local knowledge of farmers and other rural people around the globe. | Read more...

Practical Action

The programme has made remarkable contributions to policy debates in animal health, biodiversity and plant genetic resources, and indigenous knowledge in development. It is gradually expanding into natural resource management and strengthening non-agricultural aspects of local people's livelihoods. | Read more...

ICT4ID: UNESCO-CI

In 2004-2005, ICT4ID launched five pilot projects involving eleven indigenous communities: the Bakoyas, the San and the Himbas in Africa, and the Quechua, Lecos, Tsimanes, Esse Ejjas, Mosetenes, Tacanas, Baures and Aymaras in Latin America. Link | Read more...

Comparing and sustaining agricultural knowledge systems

The case studies describe the vision of the cosmos held by each of the indigenous peoples in the areas studied, its relationship with the agricultural technology these peoples have developed, and the intercultural dialogue that results when they... | Read more...

San Interactive Archive Training and Heritage Management Program

The San are a hugely diverse group who live in very different areas of Namibia and South Africa. The main purpose of the project was to enable San trainees identified by their communities to manage their cultural heritage, through the training of San... Link | Read more...

Village-level Documentation and Transmission of Local Environmental Knowledge,

Village-level Documentation and Transmission of Local Environmental Knowledge, Solomon Islands An urgent task often facing educational systems in developing parts of the world is how to devise reconceptualized plans for environmentally-oriented... Link | Read more...

Rural Information System for Farmers in the Sikasso Region

The Regional Committee for Coordination of Rural Dwellers (CRCR) in Sikasso has initiated the project Jèkafo Guèlèkan, meaning “let’s speak together under the palaver tree”. The project focuses on linking the Local Committees for Coordination... | Read more...

Survival International

Survival has supporters in 82 countries. It works for tribal peoples' rights in three complementary ways: education, advocacy and campaigns. We also offer tribal people themselves a platform to address the world. | Read more...

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