Indigenous Knowledge

Amazon indigenous family living on floating wooden house in Brazil
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk reductions invites members of the DRR community to comment on the new Words into Action guide on using traditional knowledges for disaster risk reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This Words into Action guide aims to provide a practical overview of how traditional knowledges can be used to complement scientific knowledge in disaster risk reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Two indigenous women work outdoors
Indigenous peoples’ understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset – traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This contributing paper presents how Indigenous Peoples are co-creating data platforms and technological tools that weave together Indigenous and Western knowledge and scientific Earth observations (EO) for disaster risk reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This paper discusses potential of earth observation (EO) in providing simplistic and operational tools for the systemic risk analysis to complement Indigenous Knowledges covering nature-based solutions (NBS).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This contributing paper aims to investigate the extent to which community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) in practice really takes into account local knowledge (LK).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Wat Hong Thong located in a mangrove forest area , a temple on the sea , Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao ,Thailand
Communities possess local experiences that allow them to adapt and respond to disasters. Knowledge exchange between the UK, Nepal and Thailand is helping researchers better understand and explore solutions to the risks facing these communities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
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The Asia-Pacific Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction (APP-DRR) Forum concluded with a strong commitment to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework by leveraging upcoming opportunities and with a confirmation of the dates for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be hosted by Australia in the city of Brisbane.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
A typical Mising house, called Kare Okum (or chang ghar in Assamese), is an innovative way to keep floodwaters at bay as it is built on a raised platform supported by bamboo stilts.
The Mising community, an indigenous community in India's northeast region that has lived close to the river for centuries, has turned to architectural innovations to adapt to the annual flood hazard and reduce disaster risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific