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Tomorrow the Equator Initiative – a key partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative will announce this year’s Equator Prize winners! The Equator Prize will honour 25 local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Find out more about previous winners here

Revitalising local health traditions in India

Get a glimpse of the Foundation for the Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions’ (FRLHT) pioneering work in India. Darshan Shankar, co-founder of FRLHT, takes you on a short tour through the institute and gives an insightful introduction to the Indian health traditions, their challenges in the contemporary setting and their dialogue with modern science.

Linking traditional and scientific knowledge for climate risk management


Jointly with the Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture and the Tanzania Meteorological Agency, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is supporting ways to integrate traditional and scientific knowledge. This effort is part of a larger on-going project on promoting integration of indigenous knowledge and scientific weather and climate forecasting for risk management. Read more about how the project has successfully validated traditional knowledge systems to combat the effects of climate change on food security here.

Re-focusing on what matters to well-being by looking beyond the GDP


The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), a leading partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health Initiative (BacH),has been advocating for a more holistic approach to measure the quality of life over the last decade. Read more about why sustainable development and green growth requires to look beyond the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a proxy indicator of a nation’s welfare here