Season 3 – Episode 2: The value of local and indigenous knowledge for better management of the ocean
Welcome to episode 2 of Ocean InSight: The value of local and indigenous knowledge for better management of the ocean
Local knowledge, indigenous knowledge and co-design - ever wondered what that's all about? Is local knowledge really as important as everyone seems to think, and might co-design even change the way we think about ocean governance? In this episode we ask why it is important to include a diversity of knowledge in ocean governance and how local and indigenous knowledge holders can be engaged in a meaningful or even transformative way. We’ll hear from Dr. Bernadette Snow, a co-design expert and researcher from One Ocean Hub for South Africa and Namibia, and Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, IUCN regional manager for Eastern and Southern Africa. Vatosoa is also the former national coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Madagascar’s network of LMMAs or Locally Managed Marine Areas. So dive right in and be inspired by stories of successful collaboration of scientists and local knowledge holders - benefitting LMMAs and other marine management contexts around the globe.
The third season of Ocean InSight focuses on the interplay between science, policy and society andis being jointly hosted by the MeerWissen Initiative and IOC/UNESCO in the framework of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Our hosts Kira Gee and Alison Clausen will be in conversation with a broad range of researchers, policy-makers and social actors on effective and sustainable ocean management with a focus on African contexts. in the new season we will talk about collaboration, impacts and sustainability and ask how we can do better for a sustainable ocean future. Every month Kira and Alison will unpack complex scientific questions that will determine the fate of millions of people. Join us to listen to unique perspectives from inspiring experts and pioneers on the frontlines of marine research, policy and society.
Your hosts: Dr. Kira Gee, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon and Alison Clausen, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission UNESCO
Speaker: Bernadette Snow, a co-design expert and researcher from One Ocean Hub for South Africa and Namibia, and Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, IUCN regional manager for Eastern and Southern Africa
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