Inclusive Engagement of Indigenous Communities in Scientific Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Padhmanand Sudhakar 1 *

EUROPEAN J SUSTAINAB DEV, Volume 4, Issue 2, Article No: em0115.

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/6438

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Abstract

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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global challenges, climate change, biodiversity loss, inter-disciplinary research, sustainability, local knowledge, indigenous communities

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Sudhakar, P. (2020). Inclusive Engagement of Indigenous Communities in Scientific Research: Opportunities and Challenges. European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 4(2), em0115. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/6438

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