Indigenous Knowledge Research Infrastructure
A Tool to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
14:00-14:50 (EST- NY Time)
In the Secretary-General’s Action Statement “Making Food Systems Work for People, Planet and Prosperity of September 23 2021 he stated that the food system cannot thrive without all sectors working in unison towards common goals. It requires the participation of multiple sectors of government, with the interaction of multiple scientific disciplines and traditional and indigenous knowledge.
The proposed repository will ensure that Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities preserve their knowledge and practices. The creation of IKRI is urgent as the rapid pace of development that motivates indigenous youth to migrate to economic growth centers threatens indigenous communities’ physical, sociological, and economic configuration. Therefore, before it is too late, we need to preserve the disappearing knowledge and use it for the overall good of society, nature, biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions to global challenges.
- Socialize decision-making on the use of indigenous knowledge in food
- Encourage interest in public-private partnerships and develop a viable
- Protecting geographic identities and establishing indigenous systems
- Linking indigenous knowledge with biodiversity knowledge
- Establishing the connection between the producer and the consumer
- Technology transfer for the benefit of indigenous peoples and food systems.
- Utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge
- Restoring and preserving Indigenous knowledge
- Conserving dietary diversity and agrobiodiversity
- Improving food, nutrition, and health of people and ecosystems
- Long-term socio-economic return to
This initiative will complement and contribute to the FAO-led Global Center on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and contribute to the Coalition for Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems, whose objectives are shared by IKRI.
There is a need to strengthen the objectives of the Indigenous Knowledge Research Infrastructure (IKRI) to engage with diverse stakeholders, collaborators, and investors and prove that Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge and aspects related to emerging science and technology can contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The goals of the IKRI are in line with the two goals of the Coalition for Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems:
Respect, recognize, protect, and strengthen the food systems of indigenous peoples worldwide.
Ensure understanding, respect, recognition, inclusion, and protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems in post UNFSS processes, providing evidence on their “changing and systemic” characteristics that can help support the transformation of food systems towards sustainability and
Disseminate and expand indigenous knowledge and good practices of indigenous peoples’ food systems with the potential to transform global food systems in general.
To recognize, preserve, promote, and revitalize Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge and best practices of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems with the potential to transform global food systems in general.
In addition, a third goal pursued by IKRI is to establish an enabling policy and regulatory environment for access to and sharing of indigenous knowledge.
Date, Time, And Format
The webinar will be held on February 2, 2022, in the UN-ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2022 Summary Report framework at 14:00 EST New York time, 15:00 Bolivia time. The format will be online through the Zoom platform.
Registration and connection to the webinar can be made at the following link:
Freddy Mamani, Chairman of the FILAC Board of Directors Opening remarks
Milind Pimprikar, Chairman of CANEUS
Panel on Indigenous Knowledge Research Infrastructure and articulation with stakeholders to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Moderators: Dr. Milind Pimprikar and Dr. Shirish Ravan, UNOOSA
Gabriel Muyuy Jacanamejoy, FILAC Technical Secretary