All articles for the topic: Local knowledge

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Urban Agriculture: Improved Governance for Resilience in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

This case study focuses on the development of an urban agricultural policy which led to urban farmers helping to steer the decision-making process about the city's urban agricultural management.

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Community Based Adaptation

This theme aims to support and connect people working to empower communities to adapt to climate change and features monthly collaborative learning CBA forums.

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Religion and Tradition in Adaptation

Religion and tradition can act as barriers to the effective behavioural change needed for adaptation. However these can also be used to leverage local practices for better uptake of adaptation.

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Engagement on Biodiversity Conservation & Climate Change Adaptation in Papua New Guinea

The handbook outlines a range of activities that can be used to promote community dialogue & participatory decision-making for biodiversity conservation & climate change adaptation. 

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FRACTAL learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 2

Adaptation Inspiration. Theme: Public, Private, People Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development, Maputo, Mozambique.

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Using local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation

This report combines case studies globally concerning the types and applications of local, indigneous and traditional knowledge for climate change adaptation. 

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Improving supplier resilience with information

Improving supplier resilience is important for global food security. If small-scale farmers can enhance their resilience against extreme weather, they are also likely to increase crop yield.

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Participatory 3-Dimensional Modelling

Participatory 3D modelling (P3DM) is a participatory mapping method integrating indigenous spatial knowledge with elevation data to produce stand-alone, scaled, and geo-referenced 3D models.

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Local Adaptation Plans in Mozambique

Image caption: The Local Adaptation Plan is being presented to the community who participated in the theory of change and vulnerability assessment exercises, in Guija...

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Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis CVCA

The CVCA methodology provides a framework for analyzing vulnerability and capacity to adapt to climate change at the community level. 

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Local Knowledge for Climate Change Adaptation in West Africa

This article aims to contribute to identifying, capitalizing and disseminating the best local knowledge to adapt to climate variability and climate change.

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Assessment of adaptation: Cases from Indonesia

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Assessing the challenges and needs of a locality is an important aspect of adaptation action. This scoping assessment presents an overview of the needs of small islands in Indonesia...

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Adaptacion y Agua para el Desarrollo Local

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Este artículo relata el proceso de planificación y ejecución de un Seminario denominado “Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Agua para el Desarrollo Local” que se realizó con los actores...

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Local people’s perceptions of climate change and associated impacts in Papua

Yoke village, among the mangrove forests, Papua. Photo by Mokhammad Edliadi/CIFOR.

Local knowledge can help overcome the obstacles in adaptation planning related to...

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Urban challenges of adaptation

Despite the increasingly evident need to conduct adaptation work at the urban level, organisations often have to deal with several obstacles when planning and conducting adaptation actions...

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