Integrating Traditional Knowledge into Guyana’s Conservation Policy-Making and Practice
Dr Jay Mistry
Royal Holloway University of London
Host Country Institutions:
WCMC (only), NRDDB - North Rupununi District Development Board, MoIPA Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, SCPDA South Central Peoples Development Organisation, Environmental Protection Agency, CC Cobra Collective
Working in Guyana, this project will address Aichi Biodiversity Target 18, incorporating traditional knowledge [TK] into biodiversity policy for poverty reduction, by 1) evaluating TK integration using case studies focused on protected areas management, 2) building institutional capacity in TK integration, and 3) developing a National Action Plan for TK.
Development of a participatory, transparent and evidence-based process for traditional knowledge integration which meets biodiversity and poverty alleviation goals, is reflected in national policy and can be replicated elsewhere.