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About the TKIP Portal

Welcome to the Traditional Knowledge Information Portal, which has been developed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in order to promote awareness and enhance access by indigenous and local communities and other interested parties to information on traditional knowledge, innovations and practices relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. It aims to provide useful and timely information especially as traditional knowledge in relation to the programme of work for Article 8(j) and Related Provisions.

The Traditional Knowledge Information Portal is different from the Article 8(j) homepage in a number of ways. The Article 8(j) homepage provides information about Article 8(j) and related provisions within the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Traditional Knowledge Information Portal is a broader electronic tool for traditional knowledge research (through the provision of electronic information and web-links) and new ways of communicating. The Traditional Knowledge Information Portal does not provide or document traditional knowledge per se. It’s focus is information relevant to and about traditional knowledge.

As such it provides a resource centre, calendar of events, a photo album, indigenous and local community organization postings, electronic conferencing facilities and the opportunity to subscribe to electronic mail-outs.

Its aim is to promote awareness and to stimulate dialogue, increase indigenous and local community visibility, facilitate joint work and encourage the exchange of information.

We want to make your experience at our portal informative, productive and satisfying. We invite your feedback and suggestions about the TK Information Portal to help us serve you better.

Practical Information

What can be done at the portal?
  • Research for information about traditional knowledge, innovations and practices and issues surrounding this subject.
  • Check calendar of events.
  • Post community blogs (web-information).
  • Participate in on-line electronic conferences.
  • Subscribe to receive information about this area.

How to operate it? This portal it is searchable by a combination of categories as well as by single category. For example you can use our search tool to find articles, browse our page, get easy access to discussion groups, etc.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme