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Since 2011, NWP partner organizations, experts and other relevant organizations have been engaged in sharing their knowledge and experience on the use of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation.
What is the latest contribution in this field under the NWP?
 
A compilation of good practices, tools and available data collection initiatives on the use of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation was produced in May 2016. The advanced search page can be used to browse through its results by region, adaptation sector/element and/or climate hazard.
 
The call for contributions on  good practices, tools and available data collection initiatives on the use of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation remains open. All NWP partner organizations, experts  and other relevant organizations are invited to share their experience and knowledge on this crucial issue through the templates below, and communicate them to nwp@unfccc.int. If feasible, please do not hesitate to send templates both in English and in Spanish and/or French to facilitate wider public outreach and dissemination.
 
Why use local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation?
 
-Indigenous and traditional knowledge contributes fine-grained, long-term observations about the changing environment. For example, the inclusion of indigenous and traditional observations and insights can complement modern meteorological observations and help extend the record back in time;
- Local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices help define the range of options that a community might consider for adaptation, that are appropriate to its ecological and sociocultural environments and in conformity with its priorities, values and worldviews;
- Local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices enhance social cohesion and prevent or reduce inter-community conflicts.
 
Which knowledge resources are available on the Portal?  
 
A list of NWP partner organizations and other relevant organizations working on local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, tools and methods, as well as well as knowledge resources can be browsed through our advanced search page.
 
If you are a part of an organization working on local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, please do not hesitate to share your resources in terms of case studies,  tools and method as well as knowledge resources on the dedicated pages. You are also welcome to send us news about upcoming publications or events at nwp@unfccc.int, which we will feature in our regional pages.
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