About the Chair
Through collaboration and common action, the co-chairs and partners are developing programs of knowledge co-creation and exchange that explicitly support biocultural diversity and sustainable development. These progams create avenues for reconciliation and the renewal of respectful and responsible relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and institutions.
Our aims and objectives
- Document and address the opportunities and challenges related to biocultural diversity, sustainability, and gender equality;
- Demonstrate innovations in sustainability adaptations, practices, and governance founded on knowledge co-production “that draws on the full range of scientific, traditional and Indigenous knowledge in a trans-disciplinary way” (UNESCO MAB Strategy 2015-2025); and
- Enhance mutual understanding and relations among partners and between elders and youth through knowledge co-production, sharing, learning, and education.