Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Organisations and Initiatives

The following organisations and initiatives are important contributors in the field of indigenous and local knowledge in biodiversity and ecosystem services. They have provided content, experts, and more to BES-Net. To learn more about a particular organisation or initiative and the work they are doing, click on their logo below.

UNU Regional Centre of Expertise (RCEs)
An RCE is a network of existing formal, non-formal and informal education organisations, mobilised to deliver education for sustainable development (ESD) to local and regional... Read More
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is dedicated to promoting sustainable development.  The Convention... Read More
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body with the goal of assessing the state of the planet's... Read More
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management,... Read More
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) partners with indigenous peoples to support them in addressing the multiple challenges they face, while... Read More
United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
The UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative seeks to build greater understanding and facilitate awareness of traditional knowledge (TK) to inform action by indigenous peoples, local... Read More
Equator Initiative
The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development... Read More
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
As one of the leading organizations for its expertise on natural resources management, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) partners with indigenous and tribal peoples to find... Read More
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps countries build their capacity to integrate environmental considerations into development plans and strategies. Their broader work... Read More

Resources

Organisations

The following organisations and initiatives are leaders in the field of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. They have provided content, experts, and more to BES-Net. To learn more about a particular organization and the work they are doing click below.

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Experts

These individuals are experts in the field of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. BES-Net experts come from a wide range of sectors, from community activists to research scientists. They are available to answer questions, respond to polls, and engage in conversation with BES-Net users on their area of expertise. To learn more about an expert and their work, or get in touch with them, click below.

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