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Forum Synergie

Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

LINKS (Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems)

Rural topic(s): Agroecology and agroforestry, Local ecological knowledge

City: Paris

Country: France

Web site: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/priority-areas/links/

The Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) programme is a UNESCO interdisciplinary initiative that works:

  • to secure an active and equitable role for local communities in resource management;

  • to strengthen knowledge transmission across and within generations;

  • to explore pathways to balance community-based knowledge with global knowledge in formal and non-formal education;

  • to support the meaningful inclusion of local and indigenous knowledge in biodiversity conservation and management, and climate change assessment and adaptation, in particular through work with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Scale of intervention : International

Keywords: traditional knowledge, safeguard of knowledge, Farmers Ecological Knowledge, conservation and management of natural resources

Places: Europe,

Actors: rural population, local community, farmer

Methods: knowledge collection, advocacy