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Asian Framework on Indigenous Knowledge and Data Sovereignty

The Indigenous Knowledge and Data Sovereignty (IKDS) Asian Framework was developed by the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and their extended networks and partners to emphasize the importance of Indigenous Knowledge. Indigenous knowledge held by individuals, knowledge-holders, or groups, is of crucial importance to maintaining our cultural identity, creating solutions to conflict through indigenous justice, managing the risks and impacts of climate change, protecting biodiversity, achieving sustainable development, and building resilience in the face of extreme events such as those resulting from climate change, environmental destruction, or zoonotic diseases.

Indigenous knowledge is knowledge that belongs to Indigenous Peoples found in our territories, and our knowledge system embodies both traditional knowledge and practices and innovation and discoveries that we continue to develop for our common good. By virtue of the ageless essence of the indigenous philosophy of life, our heritage is a continuum that unites us with our ancestors, and is endowed with the sacred responsibility to our children and to the generations that will follow us.

We, the Indigenous Peoples of Asia, assume the commitment and responsibility incumbent upon the present generation to reclaim sovereignty over our heritage and to continue to protect and develop our knowledge in perpetual respect for our ancestors and future generations and the sacredness of the land, water, and sky.

The framework outlines the key values and principles that are necessary to uphold these Asian indigenous ways of knowing that respects our rights.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) IKDS Asian Framework
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people policy and rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Asia
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

The document is shared under the values and principles that are outlined and should be adhered to in the document itself in order to uphold and respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples across Asia.

Version / Edition 1.0
License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO)

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), 112 Moo 1, Tambon Sanpranate, Amphur Sansai, Chiang Mai 50210, Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 53 343 539 Fax: +66 (0) 53 343 540

Author (corporate) Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and representatives from the Indigenous Peoples Network Asia
Publication place Chiang Mai, Thailand
Publisher Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Publication date 2023
Pagination 10
Keywords Indigenous Data Sovereignty,IDS,CARE,Indigenous Data,Indigenous Knowledge
Date uploaded January 12, 2024, 04:41 (UTC)
Date modified January 12, 2024, 04:46 (UTC)