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Documenting Traditional Knowledge. P.Quek. Training Workshop on Forest Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Forest Genetic Resources Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5 - 16 June 2006. Documenting Traditional Knowledge.

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documenting traditional knowledge

Documenting Traditional Knowledge

P.Quek

Training Workshop on Forest Biodiversity

Conservation and Management of Forest Genetic Resources

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5 - 16 June 2006

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Documenting Traditional Knowledge

It is important that the process is not a one sided approach where TK is studied without gain to the communities

the tk journal method
The TK Journal Method

Interaction between Farmer and Scientist

Interaction

Formal Journal

A paper by the Scientist about the TK collected

PQuek

the tk journal method1
The TK Journal Method

The Farmer’s Journal

Interaction

TK Journal

Formal Journal

A paper by the Farmer in Farmer’s own language

A paper by the Scientist about the TK collected

PQuek

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The TK Journal Method

Re-using Knowledge

Interaction

TK Journal

Formal Journal

A paper by the Farmer in Farmer’s own language

A paper by the Scientist about the TK collected

PQuek

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The TK Journal Method

Merging of Knowledge

citation

time

time

TK Journal

Formal Journal

PQuek

oral transmission of knowledge
Oral transmission of Knowledge

Knowledge Holder

Recipient

Situation/Time

Material

Knowledge is embedded in

songs, poetry, dances, practices, skills and more….

Where one component is missing knowledge erosion results

sbc tk documentation
SBC TK DOCUMENTATION

ENDORSMENT

(POLITICAL/SOCIAL)

Criteria development and community agrees to awareness visit

Awareness workshop for the community

ACCEPTANCE BY COMMUNITY

Workshop to developvision and mission of the project and actionplan for year one

CBO MEMBERS APPOINTMENT

Identification of rolesof members and capacity building touse ICT tools

ACTIONPLANIMPLEMENTATION

FOLLOW-UP

Workshop to build capacity for selected activities and TK documentation

Evaluation of progress, sharing ofexperiences and wayforward

traditional knowledge of genetic resources and the k economy

Useful plants and animals

Livelihoods

Skills and equipments

Traditional knowledge

Traditional knowledge of genetic resources and the K-economy

documentation

Customs and traditions

Resource Rights

Knowledge base for the K-economy

Conservation and use

Animal Genepool

Intellectual Property Rights

Ethnobotanicalgarden

Local educationsystem

Biotechnology

Qualifications/Recognition

Business

Ecotourism

Benefits sharing

Continuing education

Employment

P.Quek

discussion on the evolving knowledge
*Discussion on the evolving knowledge

When I was young my father taught me to keep time accurate by winding the watch and today I pass down the knowledge of keeping time accurate to my children to inform them to change the batteries in their watches and to their children probably the knowledge of keeping time accurate is different, they will probably synchronize with an atomic clock on the Internet.

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50 families
  • And about 200+ resident
developing useful plant inventory
Developing useful plant inventory

* Figures include plants with more than one use

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Members of the Penan community of Mulu learning about field documentation, use of digital camera and pressing herbarium specimens as part of the documentation process on the useful plants used by the community.

Photos: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre

impact pathway with globalization
Impact pathway with globalization
  • IPR in relation to TK
  • Accessibility of TK

TK University

Education,

Research &

Development

infrastructure

TK Village

TK Village

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"Free trade agreements do not recognise the rights of Indigenous peoples, nor do they protect our traditional knowledge. Furthermore, they promote the interests of the market above collective rights."

IIFB opening statement at the fourth meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity ad hoc open-ended working group on access and benefit sharing ( Granada, 30 January-3 February 2006). http://ipcb.org/pipermail/ipcb-net_ipcb.org/ 2006-February/000043.html

bird s eyes

By P.Quek

IPR and the community

Bird’s eyes

After sharing there is possibility that 1:10,000 plant will have commercial value

You need IPR to protect your valuable knowledge

You need money to protect your rights

$$$

TK Solicitors Ltd