Session 7: Realizing the full potential of local and indigenous knowledge, and homegrown innovations for the achievement of the SDGs
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
This session will discuss what is currently known about how local and indigenous knowledge contributes to the SDGs, and how indigenous peoples and local communities can build synergies between their knowledge systems and that of science to achieve the SDGs.
The session will further identify needs and gaps, with regard to policies and partnerships in this area.
Chair: H.E. Dr. Toshiya Hoshino, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
Moderator: Mr. Paulo Gadelha, Coordinator of the FIOCRUZ Strategy for the 2030 Agenda, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)
● Ms. Minnie Degawan, Director, Indigenous and traditional peoples programme, Conservation International, Washington DC
● Mr. Joel Heath, Executive Director, The Arctic Eider Society, Sanikiluaq, Canada
● Mr. Mulubrhan Gebremikael, UNEP-IEMP (International Ecosystem Management Program), Beijing, China
● Ms. Jozelin Soto, Milpa Maguey Tierno de la Mujer Sss, Mexico