Interdisciplinary research & capacity building – including diverse knowledge systems

This thematic stream highlights the significance of interdisciplinary approaches and capacity building in promoting biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in LMICs. Aligned with the overarching conference theme this stream focuses on fostering collaboration, knowledge integration, and the inclusion of diverse knowledge systems in research and capacity-building efforts.

Addressing complex challenges related to biodiversity and sustainable development requires a holistic understanding that spans across disciplines and incorporates different forms of knowledge. This stream explores the potential of interdisciplinary research and capacity building to generate innovative solutions and bridge gaps between scientific knowledge, indigenous knowledge, and local knowledge. It aims to foster meaningful collaborations and empower individuals and communities to actively contribute to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.