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IPBES-JBF Sub-regional Dialogue Workshop Report on Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) for South-East and North-East Asia sub-region, Thailand

IPBES-JBF Sub-regional Dialogue Workshop Report on Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) for South-East and North-East Asia sub-region, Thailand

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organized an Asia Pacific sub-regional dialogue workshop for South-East and North-East Asia in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 14 to 17 October, 2016 through its Japan Biodiversity Fund (JBF) Capacity Building Project, with funding from JBF. Holders of indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) and experts from South-East and North-East Asia attended in order to identify needs and knowledge gaps, build relationships and enhance capacity for incorporating ILK issues into the upcoming Regional Report for Asia and the Pacific by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

The official report of the workshop has been published, with contributions from a number of experts including UNU-IAS ISI’s own Dr. Kaoru Ichikawa on the editorial team. The report contains a great deal of information that should be of interest to many readers, not only those working specifically on ILK issues.

Further sub-regional reports produced under this process are also being produced. One for the South and West Asia sub-region is already available, and another for Oceania is expected soon.

The report is available for download here.