Traditional Knowledge

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Indigenous Information Network (IIN) works with Indigenous communities who still lead a traditional way of life.  It is for this reason that the organization recognizes the important role traditional knowledge plays in the daily activities of the communities on their social, economic, political, reproductive and environmental conservation. In light of this, together with the , we  ensure that traditional knowledge is preserved, enhance, capacity built to ensure that most of knowledge from elders is passed on to the next generation. IIN as an organization works closely with other partner that promotes the use of traditional knowledge in the conservation of biodiversity. We undertake trainings with community members on how they can use their indigenous knowledge to the conservation and development of biodiversity.

In the past year, the organization conducted a survey to see the impact of climate change on traditional knowledge in Narok County which is one of the areas of our activities. Climate Change is one of the  major challenges that has affected the pastoral communities and hunter gathers, this is mainly because, they depend directly on the environment to meet their daily needs. IIN hope to extent the same to all pastoralist areas and share the information with them as best practices to address climate change and environmental conservation and build their resilience to impacts and effects of climate change. A good example is traditional practices on forage management for their animals. Water harvesting practices to ensure they have water for their livestock during the prolonged dry seasons.

We promote the use of traditional knowledge in the preservation of natural resources. For example, the existence of sacred forest areas helps maintain the ecosystem and ensure that genetic resources are safeguarded

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