RCC Perspectives is the online journal of the Rachel Carson Center. It exists to record and reflect on the diversity of events and dialogues at the Center. We aim to solicit short, provocative, less formal pieces of scholarship on a broad spectrum of topics related to society and environment, bringing academics into contact with a wide range of readers, from academics in different disciplines to the educated general public.
The RCC perspective is doing a special issue on "The role of indigenous knowledge in addressing climate change in Africa".
This Special Edition of the RCC Perspectives hopes to explore indigenous knowledge in addressing climate change in Africa using grounded case studies of real experience from developing countries in Africa. We aim to solicit short, provocative, less formal pieces of scholarship. All opinion pieces should focus on the implications for future policy and practice. It should be written in accessible, non - theoretical English for a wider audience. It is hoped that this edition will be relevant for policy makers, Environmental practitioners/advocates, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc.
Considering the limited space, the authors are requested to limit their articles to a maximum of 2500 words or 6 pages. The opinion pieces should not only focus on Africa, but should also consider comparative analysis with Europe, Asia and other Continents. For this special issue, the RCC Perspective welcomes submissions on the following indicative, but not exhaustive list of topics:
Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge about climate change in Africa
How local populations explain, interpret and cope with climate change?
Individual and collective indigenous action in response to climate change
Indigenous peoples adaptation to climate change: socio-ecological resilience
The role of indigenous knowledge in global climate discourse
Risk perception and risk-mitigating activities of indigenous people.
Climate Change Risk and Impact Perception: women’s indigenous knowledge and practices
Indigenous peoples intercultural relations and climate change
You are kindly requested to submit your paper before the 30th of May 2014 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Editor: Dr Chioma Daisy Onyige
Series Editors: Professors Christof Mauch and Helmuth Trischler, and Katie Ritson
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