Traditional knowledge in policy and practice [electronic resource] : approaches to development and human well-being / edited by Suneetha M. Subramanian and Balakrishna Pisupati.

Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, c2010.
1 online resource (401 p.)
Traditional ecological knowledge.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology.
Sustainable development.
Community development.
Electronic books.
Traditional knowledge (TK) has contributed immensely to shaping development and human well-being. Its influence spans a variety of sectors, including agriculture, health, education and governance. However, in today's world, TK is increasingly underrepresented or under-utilized. Further, while the applicability of TK to human and environmental welfare is well-recognized, collated information on how TK contributes to different sectors is not easily accessible.This book focuses on the relevance of TK to key environment- and development-related sectors, discusses the current debates within each of
Preliminaries; Endorsement; Contents; Tables, figures and boxes; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Diversities of knowledge communities, their worldviews and sciences: On the challenges of their co-evolution; 2 Indigenous knowledge and indigenous peoples' education; 3 Indigenous institutions and contemporary development in Ghana: Potentials and challenges; 4 Gender and traditional knowledge: Seeing blind spots, redressing inequities for women; 5 Traditional knowledge, indigenous communities and ethical values
6 Making space for grandma: The emancipation of traditionalknowledge and the dominance of western-style intellectual property rights regimes7 Characteristics, current relevance and retention of traditional knowledge in agriculture; 8 Traditional knowledge and health; 9 Traditional knowledge: From environmental management to territorial development; 10 Traditional knowledge and biodiversity: Can the co-evolution of natural and social systems continue?; 11 Bridging formal and informal governance regimes for effectivewater management: The role of traditional knowledge
12 Integrating traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation13 Traditional knowledge and economic development: The biocultural dimension; 14 A practical approach to traditional knowledge and indigenousheritage management: A case study of Moriori heritagemanagement practice; 15 Conclusion; Glossary; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subramanian, Suneetha M.
Pisupati, Balakrishna.
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