Mobilization of knowledge systems for sustainable development: New challenges for local knowledge of the SIDS

When :

from Monday 19 November, 2018
09:30
to Monday 19 November, 2018
17:00

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Contact :

k.ikhlef@unesco.org

Knowledge systems refer to a whole set of understandings about the world around us, as well as practices to adapt to this world and its evolution. The theme of this meeting focuses on knowledge and practices, more specifically, their adaptation to a local context. Developments in the environment bring many challenges for such knowledge adaptation to the specificities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Therefore, it is crucial to know the nature of these challenges and how local knowledge systems can be mobilized to face them for further policy adjustment.

The meeting is divided into 2 parts:
I. The overview of local knowledge: domains and evolution.
II. The ways in which local knowledge can be mobilized to meet Sustainable Development Goals: activating local knowledge for the implementation of sustainable development policies.