Local Knowledge, Environment and Development (Routledge Perspectives on Development)

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Development studies, Business & Economics, Sociology, Business/Economics, General, Social Science / General, Development - General, Community development, Developing countries, Sustainable development, Traditional ecological know
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Local Knowledge is important to Environment and Development book that local knowledge - as with other types of knowledge - is dynamic and constantly changing, as it adapts to a changing environment. Because local knowledge changes over time, it is sometimes difficult to decide whether a technology or practice is local, adopted from outside, or a blend of local and introduced.

This article takes a critical look at the various approaches representing local knowledge as a scapegoat for underdevelopment or as a panacea for sustainability, these two representations characterizing the conventional environ-ment–development by: 1st Edition Published on J by Routledge This title was first published in Tracing global shifts in development thinking through to national-le Environment, Knowledge and Gender: Local Development in India’s Jhar.

of local knowledge as a discrete form of knowledge, either inferior or superior to scientific knowledge, is analysed in the light of the environ- ment–development struggles in Río San Juan. Environment, Development and Sustainability is an international, multidisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development.

Concerned with the complex interactions between development and environment, its purpose is to seek ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activities aimed.

Local knowledge is developed and adapted continuously to a gradually changing environment. It is passed down from generation to generation and closely interwoven with people’s cultural values.

In the emerging global knowledge economy, a country’s ability to build and mobilize knowledge capital is as essential to sustainable development as. Traditional knowledge, indigenous knowledge and local knowledge generally refer to knowledge systems embedded in the cultural traditions of regional, indigenous, or local communities.

Traditional knowledge includes types of knowledge about traditional technologies of subsistence (e.g. tools and techniques for hunting or agriculture), midwifery, ethnobotany and ecological knowledge, traditional.

The availability of a Local Knowledge range of timely, relevant information plays an important role in environmental decision making. In managing and designing for the environment, information needs to run the gamut from the simple (e.g., emissions data and inventory information) through the more contextual (e.g., best practices and performance metrics), and then to the complex (e.g., life-cycle.

Local and traditional knowledge must be revived in the natural resource management decision process, especially in rural areas.

Stakeholders should consider traditional knowledge foundational for rural areas’ development systems.

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This knowledge should then be integrated with science and supported by political will and good governance.

Development and Local Knowledge focuses on two major challenges that arise in the discussion of indigenous knowledge - its proper definition and the methodologies appropriate to the exploitation of local knowledge.

These concerns are addressed in a range of ethnographic Edition: 1st Edition. In essays covering everything from art and common sense to charisma and constructions of the self, the eminent cultural anthropologist and author of The Interpretation of Cultures deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of "local knowledge." A companion volume to The Interpretation of Cultures, this book continues Geertz's exploration of the/5.

Local knowledge is considered as the knowledge of inhabitants and other local actors in the neighbourhood. This knowledge is often based on people’s every day experiences, and it is formulated in many ways within the community and individuals.

Thus, local knowledge is attached to the physical places where people live, work and act. In a planning process local knowledge is often valued as. Local environmental knowledge. Local knowledge in the environment-development discourse-From dichotomies to situated knowledge maximize the benefits and minimize the negative impacts of.

Operating environments where the knowledge environment is a support or enabler for the actual process or physical work being carried out; Issues of development Variables.

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Knowledge environments are all pervasive but difficult to build on a scalable and a replicable basis. This is because of two groups of interacting variables. What is Knowledge Environment. Definition of Knowledge Environment: The environment that supports the knowledge-based development of individuals, firms, cities, societies and nations; more specifically, it is the environment—i.e., built, environmental and social—that consists of social practices, technological and physical arrangements to facilitate collaborative knowledge generation.

Knowledge Driven Development: Private Extension and Global Lessons uses actual cases written specifically to study the role and capacity of private companies in knowledge sharing and intensification through agricultural extension. Descriptions of specific models and approaches are teased out of complex situations exhibiting a range of agricultural, regulatory, socio-economic variables.

The Ecomuseum approach seems to be an interesting way of dealing with local knowledge at different levels: community, social and cultural, natural environment, institutional.

The balance of one year of activities provide valuable insights into perceptions and concepts of local knowledge and of natural resources conservation and management Cited by: Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia Epistemologies, Practices and Locales. By Ravi Baghel, Lea Stepan, Book Description.

Resettling a River Goddess: Aspects of Local culture, Development and National Environmental Movements in Conflicting Discourses on Dhari Devi Temple and Srinagar Dam Project in Uttarakhand, India. The chapter also discusses the relationship between knowledge/practice and the development of institutions that provide resource rights and the security on local management.

It evaluates about levels of analysis of traditional knowledge, making the point that management requires institutions to put into effect empirical knowledge and : Fikret Berkes.

Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

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Age the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable. Agenda 21 cemented the political consensus that integration of the environment into development planning was critical for sustainable development (SD) () and highlighted the importance of integrated planning within sectoral approaches (,and ).

i It posited that a. Local and indigenous knowledge refers to the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. For rural and indigenous peoples, local knowledge informs decision-making about fundamental aspects of day-to-day life.

An analysis of the challenges involved in incorporating science and other kinds of knowledge into making environmental policy. During the George W. Bush administration, politics and ideology routinely trumped scientific knowledge in making environmental policy.

Data were falsified, reports were edited selectively, and scientists were censored. The Obama administration has pledged to restore. Management of knowledge in project environments is a unique text that brings together contributions from leading academic practitioners, to demonstrate how the management of knowledge can lead to project success in today's complex and changing business environment.

The work examines how the management of knowledge, particularly the sharing of knowledge and the importance of learning. ADVERTISEMENTS: Environmental Education: Objectives, Aims and Principles of Environmental Education.

Environmental education is concerned with those aspects of human behaviour which are more directly related to man’s interaction with bio-physical environment and his ability to understand this interaction.

One of the most glaring problems which the world faces today is the environmental. potential major value of child development knowledge is that it implies, indicates, and predicts the effects of early experiences on the ultimate mature status and functioning of the organism.

In a certain sense then, all child rearing and all socialization of the young-of which education is a. The delivery of a right knowledge package format for a development purpose is more than a milestone; it is a process through right knowledge infrastructures, a right knowledge package business case, with deliverables, to successfully implement, to continually support the target Community Knowledge Sharing dge leaders and experts must understand the knowledge for development´s.

There are many stakeholders at local level that participate in local economic development. Local government is one of the major stakeholders. The South African economy is greatly influenced by the world economy and is characterised by the continuing recovery of.

Local knowledge and resource management On the use of indigenous and local knowledge to document and manage natural resources in the Arctic Ved Stranden 18 DK Copenhagen K The climate is changing, and the people in the Arctic are facing huge challenges.

Many rely on natural resources for both subsistence and income. Knowledge gained from development solutions is permanently at risk of getting lost or forgotten.

systematically take local knowledge to scale: how to capture lessons learned from experience; 2. Preserve institutional knowledge in an environment of staff turnover andFile Size: 2MB.

Welcome to this MOOC on Local Economic Development (LED). Local economic development refers to the processes by which local governments, businesses, and civil society groups get together to raise income sustainably and improve their lives in a well-defined area.The use of indigenous knowledge in development: problems and challenges Introduction “Kama elimu ya asili ni nzuri kiasi hicho, kwa nini shamba langu ni hafifu?” The above Kiswahili quotation, said to me during fieldwork by a small-scale farmer in Coast Region in Tanzania, translates into English: “If indigenous knowledge is so.developmental psychology and the study of human development.

Answers to these and many other questions are likely to come from the research efforts of psy-chologists, educators, pediatricians, linguists, sociologists, and others who use the tools and knowledge of their own disciplines to understand the developmental Size: KB.