Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development: A Case from the Health Sector in Kerala, India

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Biological as well as cultural diversity are inherently linked and form an important part of the sustainable development education process.

The article points out the importance of integrating traditional knowledge in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programs using a case of traditional medicine from Kerala, India. At the same time the authors emphasise the need to address inherent socio-political and methodological challenges.

Read more about the role of endogenous development process to address these challenges and achieve key objectives related to the ESD process here

The authors: Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana (Research Coordinator at UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability) and Osamu Koike (Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Yokohama National University)