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Communities contribute to Local and Indigenous Knowledge System (LINKS) project


The LINKS project builds dialogue amongst traditional knowledge holders, natural and social scientists, resource managers and decision-makers to enhance biodiversity conservation and secure an active and equitable role for local communities in resource governance.

The survival of indigenous knowledge as a dynamic and vibrant resource within rural and indigenous communities depends upon its continuing transmission from generation to generation. The LINKS project strengthens knowledge transmission between elders and youth, and explores pathways to balance community-based knowledge with global knowledge in formal and non-formal education.

The LINKS project is an interdisciplinary UNESCO initiative that cuts across the Organization’s programme sectors. The LINKS team brings together expertise from the Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication & Information and Education.