- Careful integration of indigenous and local knowledge in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is at the heart of successful FLR initiatives.
- Indigenous and local knowledge differs across cultures and places, and within communities based on gender, age, and other factors of social differentiation.
- To successfully incorporate indigenous and local knowledge in FLR planning and implementation, practitioners and policy makers should: 1) recognize the legitimacy and value of indigenous and local knowledge; 2) ensure diverse knowledge holders have equal voice and that their strategic interests are addressed; and 3) ensure that mobilizing indigenous and local knowledge generates culturally-desirable incentives and benefits to local and indigenous knowledge holders, rather than being an extractive exercise.
Topic: indigenous knowledge, ecological restoration
Series: GLF Brief no. 4
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2018Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.