Local and indigenous knowledge refers to the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. For rural and Indigenous Peoples, local knowledge informs decision-making about fundamental aspects of day-to-day life.
“The Land Portal is one of the go-to websites we use when it comes to land governance. When we have new colleagues, it’s one of the main sources we give them to inform themselves about the topic, as it provides an incredible overview of everything that is happening in the land governance sector - who’s involved, what initiatives there are, especially related to SDG monitoring, so it really is a great resource. One of the most significant roles of the Land Portal is its work on open data and building the data ecosystem. Three years ago, the Land Portal organized a workshop on building the land information ecosystem. They have one of the frontrunners on this topic, which has mushroomed internationally. This is a major added value to the land governance sector.“
Land Governance Advisor