Local and indigenous knowledge refers to the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. For rural and Indigenous Peoples, local knowledge informs decision-making about fundamental aspects of day-to-day life.
“The Land Portal online discussion forum presented an opportunity to reflect on very difficult and sensitive questions related to land reform in Liberia. The exercise provided the means and tools to collect, analyze, and synthesize diverse views and at times, competing interests and perspectives around land tenure rights. In addition, the discussion enhanced relevant skills and capacity to host an online discussion and improve communication, collaboration, and teamwork among diverse stakeholders (experts, practitioners, advocates, government agents, and community members). Specifically, the experience helped produce new information and knowledge that were used to inform our work (advocacy and awareness) on the land rights law.”
Senior Researcher and Program Coordinator
Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)