IK-ADAPT

A project by Ashlee Cunsolo Willox

           The Inuit Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to the Health Effects of Climate Change project (IK-ADAPT) is a trans-disciplinary initiative that combines scientific research and Inuit traditional knowledge (IK) to develop an evidentiary base to inform policy and programming needed to assist Inuit communities adapt to the health effects of climate change. Working closely with 6 communities across Arctic Canada and knowledge users at multiple levels, the project examines ways to document, conserve, and promote IK to help prevent, prepare for, and manage the health impacts of climate change. The focus on IK reflects the continued importance of traditional approaches to health, where ‘health’ captures physical, mental and social well-being. It also reflects recognition of the importance of IK for climate adaptation, and concern across the North that this knowledge is being incompletely transmitted to younger generations.

For more information: www.ikadapt.ca

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