Workshop: Integrating Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Human Health Decision-Making and Planning to Meet the SDG 3 and Enhance Planetary Health in Fiji

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2017•05•25    09:00 - 2017•05•26    13:00

    UNU-IIGH will be hosting a workshop/lab focussed on “Integrating Indigenous and Local Knowledge in human health decision-making and planning to meet the SDG 3 and enhance planetary health in Fiji”, to be held at Tanoa Plaza Hotel, Suva from 25-26 May, 2017 (1 1/2 days).

    The workshop is undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Fiji, WHO regional office in Fiji and the University of Fiji – Centre for iTaukei Studies.

    Background:  The United Nations University- International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) was awarded a small research grant through Future Earth to conduct a workshop/lab that aims to identify a set of key transitions (e.g., changes to governance arrangements, need for new data and capacity building) that will be required to facilitate innovative and radical transformations within human health planning and decision-making that integrates Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) in meeting SDG 3-Human Health. Synergies with all other 16 SDGs and local development goals will be explored, given the central position SDG 3 holds. By bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders the workshop aims to inform national planning activities related to the SDG 3 in Fiji, specifically through the lens of ILK. Success of the proposed workshop will enable similar workshops to be delivered across other Pacific Islands.

    Info about the ten selected SDG labs/workshops can be found here.

    Following are details of the event and should you wish to attend:

    Date/time: Thursday 25th May 2017 (9am-4.30pm) & Friday 26th May 2017 (9am-1pm with lunch to follow)

    Location: Tanoa Room 3, Tanoa Plaza Hotel, Corner of Gordon and Malcolm Street, Suva

    Phone: 331 2300

    Please RSVP by May 22 to Dr Natasha Kuruppu.

  • Dr Natasha Kuruppu