Harnessing Local Indigenous Knowledge and Practices for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation of Agro pastoral communities in Tanzania

Harnessing Local Indigenous Knowledge and Practices for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation of Agro pastoral communities in Tanzania

Pamela William LEVIRA

Tanzania Meteorological Agency, Tanzania

My presentation will focus on the need to document indigenous knowledge for adapting to climate change.

Introduction will cover the current issue of climate change impacts to indigenous community and why we need to document their skills. This is followed by the methodology section that explains how we managed to capture their skills using various techniques and how we managed to bring back their skills in other format-a compedium. The section is followed by analysis of indigenous skills on how they helped them to adapt to climate change including challenges of documentations and what could happens to them if these skills are not blended with scientific knowledge. The last chapter will be the conclusion of the presentation.

 

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Pamela is a Senior researcher working with Tanzania Meteorological Agency. Pamela holds a Master degree in Climate Change Adaptation from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma in Meteorology from Nairobi University. Pamela core value is to work in globally competitive environment to make positive contribution to the society by sharing knowledge, learning and developing new skills while interacting with other to deliver intended results.

Currently Pamela is part time Lecturer at Ardhi University in Tanzania teaching introduction to Meteorology to students majoring Environmental Sciences. Her institution has been sponsored by Australia Aid to conduct a one year study (2015-2016) on Quantifying Indigenous Knowledge and Practice to complement meteorological information for enhanced food security.

Her carrier ambitions including improving her understanding about adaptive capacity of indigenous community, to help the indigenous people to understand climate change, environmental conservations, communications for better adapting to climate change in Africa.

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