ILK Dialogue Workshops

20 to 22 July 2016, Sucre, Bolivia

Organized by the Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems (ILK) of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in collaboration with the IPBES Expert Group for the Regional Assessment for the Americas.

 

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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Americas

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Americas.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in Bolivia, Sucre (20-22 July 2016) contributes ILK to the Americas regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

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26 to 28 June 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Organized by the Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems (ILK) of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in collaboration with the IPBES Expert Group for the Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment.

 

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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge and Practices related to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Asia

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Asia.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand (26–28 June 2016) contributes ILK to the Asia-Pacific regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments. It also includes case studies from a workshop in Dhulikhel, Nepal (29 November–2 December 2016). 

VIDEOS

Native Rice Varieties of the H're in Po E Commune, Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province, Vietnam
SPERI: Lễ ăn lúa mới của người H'rê xã Pờ Ê, Kon Plong, Kon Tum

The full script available here.

11-13 January 2016, Salle VII

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

Organized by the Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems (ILK) of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in collaboration with the IPBES Expert Group for the Regional Assessment for the for Europe and Central Asia (ECA).

 

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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Europe and Central Asia(ECA)

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Europe and Central Asia.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in UNESCO, Paris (11-13 January 2016) contributes ILK to the Europe and Central Asia regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

14-16 September 2014,

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

Organized by the Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems (ILK) of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in collaboration with the IPBES Expert Group for the Regional Assessment for Africa.

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from the Africa.

  • Agenda
  • List of Participants

 

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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Africa

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Africa.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in UNESCO, Paris (14–16 September 2015) contributes ILK to the African regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

1-5 December 2014,

Smithsonian Tropical Resource Institute, Panama City, Panama

Organized by the Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems (ILK) of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in collaboration with the IPBES Expert Group for the Regional Assessment on Pollination and Pollinators associated with Food Production.

 

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Indigenous and Local Knowledge about Pollination and Pollinators associated with Food Production

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Brazil, France, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand and Panama.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in Panama (1-5 December 2014) contributes ILK to the IPBES pollination assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

A Side Event at IPBES-2, Antalya, Turkey

Tuesday 10 December 2013 from 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM, Room MAXIMUS 1, Rixos Sungate Hotel, Antalya

Jointly organized by members of the MEP, UNESCO, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Forest Peoples Programme

With support from the Ministry of Environment, Japan, and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

IPBES is facing many challenges. One of them is to engage indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) holders and their communities across all four functions of IPBES. Without ILK, decision-making at the science-policy interface would be based on incomplete knowledge, as the great majority of biodiversity occurs on indigenous lands and territories. At issue is the need to set in place an environment and process that gains the trust of ILK-holders, convinces them that IPBES will have a positive impact on their lives, and supports them in an equitable sharing and exchange of knowledge. To this end, the Plenary has requested the MEP to elaborate procedures and approaches for working across different knowledge systems. While significant efforts to address this goal have been made in recent decades, the experiences, methods and degrees of success have varied greatly from initiative to initiative, and region to region.

This side event reports on the outcomes of the international expert workshop on ILK in IPBES that took place in Tokyo from 9-11 June 2013. It also considers emerging approaches such as: (i) the Multiple Evidence Base (MEB) that explores options for indigenous and local knowledge holders to engage on equal terms with scientific knowledge holders on the basis of their own reference frames and epistemologies, and (ii) the Community Based Monitoring and Information Systems (CBMIS) initiative, that has been developed by indigenous peoples and local communities for their own monitoring of issues relevant to ecosystems, for the benefit of biological and cultural revitalization, human well-being and indigenous self-determination. In addition, case studies will be considered from Latin America and Africa that bridge between ILK and science, and provide lessons learned (both positive and negative) to inform the process of developing IPBES guidelines.

Finally, the side event will provide an opportunity for Members and Stakeholders to discuss the draft IPBES work programme component that will produce by 2016 the Deliverable 1(c): Procedures and approaches for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems (IPBES/2/2/Add.1). It will also be an opportunity to indicate how ILK will be taken on board in the first round of fast track, thematic, subregional, regional and global assessments, and how lesson learned from these pilot efforts IPBES can nourish and inform the Procedures to be finalized by 2016.

 

Agenda and Presentation

 

Co-Chaired by Edna Kaptoyo, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya, and Douglas Nakashima, UNESCO

Welcome and opening remarks by the Co-Chairs

Settıng the stage: Goals and actions of the draft IPBES Work Program Deliverable 1(c) on ILK within IPBES Edgar Perez, MEP member (Guatemala)

Outcomes from the IPBES Expert workshop on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Professor Kazuhiko Takeuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan, and UNU

A Multiple Evidence Base approach for connecting diverse knowledge systems Pernilla Malmer, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Community Based Monitoring and Information Systems (CBMIS)

List of resources on CBMIS Joji Carino, Forest Peoples Programme and IIFB, UK and the Philippines

Ecomapping Case Study from Africa Simon Mitambo, African Biodiversity Network, Kenya

Movıng ILK forward: linkages between the first round assessments and Objective I (c) Ann Bartuska, MEP member (USA)

Discussants:

Dr Diego Pacheco, Plurinational State of Bolivia

Professor Alfred Apau Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana

Dr Brigitte Baptiste, Columbia

From 9 - 11 June 2013 UNESCO, in support of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), co-organized an international expert workshop on The Contribution of Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems to IPBES: Building Synergies with Science. The workshop was convened by the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Japan and co-organized with UNU.

The objectives of the workshop were to examine and identify procedures and approaches for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems in the framework of IPBES; and to review and assess possible conceptual frameworks for the work of IPBES that are based on or accommodate indigenous and local knowledge systems and worldviews. The workshop is part of UNESCO's contribution to IPBES and the outcomes of this workshop provide input to the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) who will recommend possible procedures and approaches for consideration at IPBES-2.

A side-event at the first meeting of the IPBES Plenary, 24 January 2013, Bonn.

Organized by UNESCO on behalf of the IPBES Interim Secretariat

With the support of SwedBio and IUCN

Presentations

Overview of Elements Relevant for the Inclusion of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in IPBES, Jen Rubis, UNESCO for the IPBES Interim Secretariat

Benefits of knowledge diversity in assessments from community to global level, Gathuru Mburu, African Biodiversity Network

A Framework for Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge (LINK) in Scientific Assessments in IPBES, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Director & Professor, IR3S, The University of Tokyo & Senior Vice‐Rector, United Nations University

Local to global processes and the participation of indigenous knowledge holders Joji Carino, Tebtebba Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education