In Sub-Saharan Africa, local knowledge is embedded in culture, social interactions and oral transmissions and is often inaccessible for outsiders. At the same time, it entails crucial information on DRM and CCA. Communities detect changing environmental conditions, have place-based memory of vulnerable areas and possess know-how for effectively responding to recurrent hazards. The documentation, the comprehension and the integration of indigenous knowledge foster alternative perspectives and approaches that often can effectively contribute to reduce risks and build resilience. DiMSUR is committed to support, promote and disseminate traditional good practices across communities, cities and countries to improve resilience of the region as a whole through a bottom-up participatory approach.
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