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Center for Disaster Philanthropy: Using Indigenous knowledge to prevent and respond to disasters

Indigenous peoples make up only 4% of the world’s population, but they inhabit 22% of the earth’s surface. Given this, it is essential to acknowledge the role of Indigenous knowledge.

Indigenous knowledge is the unique, local knowledge developed through history, experience, experiments and understanding of the environment.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to highlight how funders can support Indigenous communities worldwide to prevent disasters and combat the effects of climate change. It will also examine how Indigenous knowledge can help non-Indigenous communities deal with the impacts of a disaster.

The webinar will showcase U.S. and international examples of CDP grants that have helped communities learn from Indigenous knowledge and practices.

Grantmakers and donors will be able to gain theoretical and practical understandings of the role of Indigenous knowledge in their work. At the end of the webinar, funders will:

  1. Have an increased understanding of traditional Indigenous knowledge related to the environment.
  2. Develop an enhanced understanding of how to support Indigenous communities.
  3. Think about climate change and disasters from a more holistic perspective.

While aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.