Indigenous Dialogues of DRR

Several Fellows of the World Social Science Council collaborated on a project, integrating case studies into a wider study on Risk Interpretation and Action. The program came up with a number of reports, presentations and films. Webpage link is here.

Pan American Health Organization

Twenty delegates from ten countries met in Mexico unbder the auspices of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to discuss how Indigenous Knowledge could contribute to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Traditional, indigenous and local knowledge can and does complement scientific knowledge in disaster risk assessment and in the preparation and application of policies, strategies, plans, and programs. Ignoring what Indigenous communities already know and have already achieved is to undermine local resilience. 

Inuit and Climate Change

Check out this Inuit report that provides Inuit equivalents and definitions for over 100 scientific terms, like Annakturniq, ᐊᓐᓇᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓ (Resilience) and Hilaup Aalannguqtirninga, ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ (Climate change)

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