Traditional knowledge

Tassili n’Ajjer is a mountain range in the Sahara Desert, famous as one of the best examples of prehistoric cave art in the world. The area where Tassili n’Ajjer is situated had a different climate when the rock paintings were created, with regular rainfall and vegetation.

Long before the advent of digital repositories, human knowledge was hosted as rock paintings or engravings in mountain caves.

Some cave artists clearly understood both the anatomy of the animals they depicted and their principles of motion, the result of intense observation. Rock art was  thought-provoking, and the thoughts it provoked provided the impetus for men and women to lay the foundations of theories of life and the universe.

 

Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia

Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia

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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), jointly with the Ministry of Population and Environment of Nepal and with support from the European Union, is hosting an international conference titled “Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” on 3-6 December in Kathmandu,...

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Forum “Origin, Diversity and Territories”

Forum “Origin, Diversity and Territories”

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The Forum “Origin, Diversity and Territories” (ODT) is an international platform for the exchange of practices and knowledge on cultural and biological diversities, territories and products for which their quality is linked to their origin. The Forum brings together a global panel of actors (territory actors, academics, policy-makers, researchers, etc)...

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Mountains to be featured at UNFCCC COP 23

Mountains to be featured at UNFCCC COP 23

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Issue 110 – Month 11 – Year 2017

The November issue of Peak to Peak announces the two side events organized within the framework of the Mountain Partnership that will take place during the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework...

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Forum will celebrate mountain food systems

Forum will celebrate mountain food systems

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The fifth edition of the Forum “Origin, Diversity and Territories” (ODT) will celebrate mountains with the theme “Designing sustainable mountain food systems”, exploring mountainous territories’ richness and dynamism. Taking place on 1 December 2017 in Bulle, Switzerland, in parallel with the Salon des Goûts and Terroirs, the Forum will be...

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Eighth meeting of rural Andean peoples closes

Eighth meeting of rural Andean peoples closes

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More than 100 rural leaders, researchers and development partners from Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria and Peru met in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile on 12-15 October 2017 to exchange their experiences on the lifestyles of Andean communities, agriculture and water harvesting. The eighth International Meeting...

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Plateau Perspectives documentary showing on TV

Plateau Perspectives documentary showing on TV

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A documentary film about the Mountain Partnership member Plateau Perspectives’ work in the Sanjiangyuan Region of China is now showing on the television network Hong Kong Television. Developed over the last few years, the 24-minute video presents the rich experiences and the beautiful natural and cultural landscapes of...

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