Science of the elders

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dc.contributor.author Onyango, Maria
dc.contributor.author Ouma, Gilbert
dc.contributor.author Ogallo, Laban
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-08T09:43:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-08T09:43:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/58772
dc.description.abstract This program aims to improve the capacity of African countries to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit the most vulnerable. Famous for their rainmaking skills, Kenya’s Nganyi clan are working with scientists to forecast the weather. One of the key objectives in working with the Nganyi is to make weather information available and accessible at the local level. The article reports on a team of scientists/researchers who view the elders as fellow scientists. The Nganyi gather information by keeping a close eye on various natural “shrines.” At these sacred sites where it is forbidden to cut trees, they monitor the patterns of climate-sensitive plants and animals. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartof Alternatives Journal 36:4 2010 en
dc.subject INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE en
dc.subject CLIMATE SENSITIVE DISEASES en
dc.subject METEROLOGY en
dc.subject FORECASTING TECHNIQUES en
dc.subject DROUGHT en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject ADAPTIVE CAPACITY en
dc.subject PARTNERSHIPS en
dc.subject WEATHER FORECASTS en
dc.subject INTEGRATED APPROACH en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Science of the elders en
dc.type Media Article en
idrc.project.number 106616
idrc.project.componentnumber 106616004
idrc.project.title Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing en
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource MGC signed post January 2008 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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