Knowledge for the 21st Century; Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, Science and Connecting Diverse Knowledge Systems
10-13 April 2012 (Usdub, Panama)

This dialogue workshop will be held just before the second session of the plenary meeting on IPBES, scheduled for 16-21 April 2012 in Panama City. It is part of a longer dialogue process beginning with the Jokkmokk meeting in June 2011, on the connection between diverse knowledge systems, with participants representing a diversity of knowledge systems: indigenous peoples and local communities, scientists, policymakers, as well as governments. The purpose is to inform IPBES and other relevant initiatives for better exchange and cross-fertilization between knowledge systems in an equal, legitimate, and transparent way, in order to support more sustainable ecosystem stewardship globally. Visit the workshop’s website …