Share content on Traditional and Indigenous knwoledges and Cultural Heritage


1. September 2024    


Showing how different forms of knowledge can contribute to reducing disaster risk, as well as how to conserve and manage cultural heritage against natural hazards.
By living in hazard-prone areas and experiencing natural hazards over time, local and indigenous communities have developed a multi-layered knowledge of disasters in their localities. This call aims to strengthen the linkages between the traditional and indigenous knowledge/cultural heritage and the disaster risk reduction communities.

Traditional and Indigenous knowledge covers aspects related to practices and skills to reduce community vulnerability and cope with hazards, accumulated over many years of living in a specific environment and passed down from one generation to another. Cultural heritage content highlights efforts to protect cultural heritage from diasaster risk, including tangible heritage (monuments, archaeological sites, paintings, manuscripts, sculptures) and intangible heritage (inherited traditions or living expressions).

Content submitted must fall within the scope of diaster risk reduction:
– Describe a DRR project or initivative based on research and practice that is replicable and/or scalable;
– Describe efforts to meet the Sendai Framework targets;
– Help understand the nature of disaster risk;
– Support DRR advocacy efforts.

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