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Title: Getting Indigenous Peoples and Marginalized Populations to Share Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change
Authors: Asamoah, Akwasi
Antwi-Boasiako, C.
Frimpong-Mensah, Kwasi
Keywords: Development
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: Octa Journal of Environmental Research
Citation: Octa Journal of Environmental Research Vol. 1(2): 89-92
Abstract: The depth of traditional knowledge found in indigenous and marginalized communities dictates the extent to which their populations adapt to and mitigates climate change much as the intactness of biodiversity of the agro-ecosystems on which they depend does. Often, a lot more is done to ensure the intactness of biodiversity than the effective sharing of traditional knowledge in a quest to empower indigenous and marginalized populations to adapt to and mitigate climate change. But the latter is equally important as the former, and the two ought to go close together in empowering indigenous and marginalized populations. Nonetheless, the effective sharing of a dynamic commodity as traditional knowledge requires an all inclusive approach which involves consultation with all groups as the leaving out or the limited participation of any group could undermine the sharing process. However, there are issues that arise in ensuring an all-inclusive traditional knowledge sharing process. Issues may be viewed as challenges or opportunities to the effective sharing of traditional knowledge, and arise as a result of cultural, political, economic, legal, geographical, technical, historical, and institutional differences (subtle as they may be) within/among indigenous and marginalized groups. Thus, this paper captures these challenges and opportunities that characterize the all-inclusive sharing of traditional knowledge within/among the different groups in indigenous and marginalized populations. And, recommends the best way forward by using competent actors who are self-motivated to bring all their competences to the facilitation of all-inclusive traditional knowledge sharing within/among the different groups for oneness of voice of indigenous and marginalized communities
Description: Article published in the Octa Journal of Environmental Research, 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11285
ISSN: 2321-3655
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