Reviving Indigenous and local knowledge for restoration of degraded ecosystems in Kenya

A contribution to the Piloting of the Multiple Evidence Base Approach

This report presents the outcomes of a collaborative partnership between African Biodiversity Network with Institute for Cultural Ecology (ICE), Kenya and SwedBio for piloting a Multiple Evidence Base approach to co-generate knowledge and methods for mutual learning across knowledge systems.

The project has contributed to the Tharaka and Kivaa communities capacity to take actions for protecting their biodiversity, food and culture based on revitalization of local knowledge and practices. For example, local seed varieties have been recovered, and a plan of action between communities and governments is agreed for rescuing Kathita river and its sacred sites. A learning centre has also been established.
Download the Report...

The Case of Legal Recognition of Sacred Sites and Territories of the People of Masinga
Documentation of Traditional and Ecological Laws of Tharaka
Legal and Social Analysis of Sacred Forests Management and Governance in Kenya