Inclusive Engagement of Indigenous Communities in Scientific Research: Opportunities and Challenges
Padhmanand Sudhakar 1 *
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1 3 Greyfriars Road, Norwich NR11PR, UNITED KINGDOM* Corresponding Author


Global challenges are complex, inter-disciplinary and span political boundaries. This warrants an integrative, multi-faceted approach involving the social, economic, ecological and technological disciplines. The integrative approach also needs to identify and empower local stakeholders such as indigenous communities. In this review, we provide a balanced view of opportunities and challenges which characterize the potential and insufficiencies of the current knowledge and institutional frameworks within the context of including indigenous/local communities in modern scientific research, especially in mitigating global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.


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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2020, Volume 4, Issue 2, Article No: em0115

Publication date: 26 Dec 2019

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