The “Global Research Initiative and Knowledge Repository” called the “Indigenous Knowledge Research
Infrastructure (IKRI)”, that uses frontier technologies to develop a digital infrastructure, to capture,
process, analyze, and present indigenous knowledge from multiple sources, is a unique and novel tool being
developed to drive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and get back on track to achieve the 17 Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, contributing to the theme of 2022 Multi-stakeholder Forum on STI.
This digital infrastructure initiative includes a "Technology-Based Repository", which was conceptualized as part of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit process, with the collective efforts led by CANEUS, FILAC and UNOOSA together with FAO, IFAD, UN-DESA, and global stakeholders representing both Indigenous and scientific communities, as well those with stake in the implementation of SDGs.
Simultaneous interpretation provided in English and Spanish
May 25, 2022
19:30 - 21:00 (Bali UTC+8) 7:30 – 9:00 (NY, EST)
IKRI expects to stimulate collaborations between disaster management authorities, developers and providers, and Indigenous communities for promoting nature-based solutions in DRR.
While the Indigenous knowledge-IK is vital for DRR covering land, oceans, ecosystems, and societal transitions, there are challenges and barriers for Indigenous communities to implement workable and replicable solutions in pursuit of building disaster and climate resilience.
This interactive, innovative, and impact-focused event will include moderated panel discussion,
demonstration of use cases and experiences, and quick polls, organized with the collective efforts of
multi-stakeholder organizing team, representing global networks, Intergovernmental Organization, Local
Governments, United Nations system entities, Academic Institutions, and Member States representing Friends
of Indigenous Peoples.
It will be held in a virtual format using multi-lingual Zoom platform (English and Spanish simultaneous interpretation).