The Akwé: Kon Voluntary Guidelines provide a collaborative framework ensuring the full involvement of indigenous and local communities in the assessment of cultural, environmental and social impact of proposed developments on sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied by indigenous peoples and local communities.


Aim of the resource: 

The objective of the Akwé: Kon Voluntary Guidelines is to provide a 10-step guide on how to incorporate traditional knowledge into new or existing impact-assessment processes and how to promote the use of appropriate technologies.

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Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity