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Sustainable Development

Issues and Perspective

Sustainable Development is a major thrust area adopted for all development interventions initiated by different National Governments of the world as a follow up initiatives to resolutions of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The First below

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Sustainable Development is a major thrust area adopted for all development interventions initiated by different National Governments of the world as a follow up initiatives to resolutions of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The First Global Knowledge Conference at Toronto (1997) encouraged world leaders, policy makers, scientists and civil society representatives of developing countries to focus more on community-based knowledge systems and development practices and incorporate them in ongoing development initiatives for achievement of Sustainable Development. It is realised that the synergy between local knowledge and development efforts would ensure the achievement of MDGs. The forces of globalisation have affected the indigenous communities and their empowerment process in different parts of the globe. In 1998, World Bank for the first time launched the indigenous knowledge for development programme to explore local knowledge systems and development practices and integrate the best practices into the framework of Sustainable Development. Linking indigenous knowledge with Sustainable Development has been experimented across different regions of the globe.

  • Foreword By : Werner F. Schulz
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124604373
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124604371
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2007
  • Pages : xii, 572 p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Several Drawings and Figures; Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 900 gm


Part I -- Local Health Tradition and Sustainable Development

1. Medicinal Plants of India : Integrating Livelihood Options and Conservation Concerns

-- Chandra Prakash Kala

-- Bikram Singh Sajwan

2. Transmission of Traditional Medicinal Plant Knowledge : Local Healers of Maharashtra, India

-- Shailesh Shukla

3.  Traditional Medicine : A Bridge to Better Health in Ghana

-- Mohammed Nadhir Ibn Muntaka
-- Grace Hampton

4. Integrating the Concept of Sustainability into Public Health Practice : A Partnership, a Process, and a Practical Tool

-- G.K. Verrinder 

5. Sui Generis Legislation and Valuing Biological Resources : Ethno-healing Practices among Tribes of Chhattisgarh

-- R.N. Pati 

Part II -- Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development   

6. Vertical Dimension of Social Integration : Grass-roots Activities for Managing Sustainability

-- Wolfgang Meyer 

7. Solid Waste Recycling in Malaysia : Study of the  Households in the States of Terengganu and Perak

-- Abdelnaser Omran
-- Abdullah Mahmood
-- Hamidi Abdul Aziz

8. Knowledge Communication : The Essence of Sustainable Governance

-- Kendal Hodgman

9. Linking Sustainable Development to Environmental Governance : Issues of Forest Villages in Chhattisgarh, India

-- R.N. Pati 

10. Added Value in the Process Industry Through Integrated Environmental Engineering

-- Markus Thuer

11. Types of Relationships between Firms Communities and Government : And Their Obstacles

-- Jose G. Vargas-Hernondez

12. Co-operation and Conflict Between Firms and Communities : The Cerro de San Pedro Case

-- Jose G. Vargas-Hernondez

13. Educational Systems Under Reform :  A Comparative Perspective

-- Adela Coman

Part III -- Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development

14. Treadle Pumps : Improvements and their Contribution towards Poverty Alleviation

-- C. Pereira
-- J. Malca
-- F. Antunes

15. Managing Complexities in Sustainable Development

-- Wolfgang Amann
-- Shiban Khan

16. Viable Alternatives for Sustainability : Economic Reforms in Forest Villages of Chhattisgarh

-- R.N. Pati

17. Sustainable Development : Concept, Scope and Ecological Perspectives

-- Prafulla Kumar Kara

Part IV  -- Sustainable Agriculture

18. Globalization of the Potato : An Ancient Andean Indigenous Crop

-- Elayne Zorn

-- Leslie Sue Lieberman

19. Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge -- Challenges and Opportunities : Perspectives from Maya-Kacquikel Guatemala

-- Benjamin Levy

20. Life Culture and Care of Polynesians : Serving Food is a Big Ritual

-- Salei'a Afele-Fa'amuli

21. Indigenous Knowledge Practices in Sustainable Agricultural Production in the villages of Benue State, Nigeria

-- G.A. Abu
-- E.P. Ejembi
-- O.G. Okpachu

Part V -- Indigenous Rights and Sustainable Development

22. Recognition of Indigenous Rights in Contem porary Mexico : A Historical-Social Approach

-- Jose G. Vargas-Hernondez

23. Sustainable Development : Looking Through the Eyes of Indigenous Communities

-- Odile Schwarz-Herion

24. Sustainable Development in Mexico : How the Indigenous Communities View it

-- Dra. Mar'a de Lourdes Corcamo Sol's

25. Global Sustainable Development and Significance of Indigenous Locality

-- Mert Bilgin

26. On the Threshold of Change in Rural Belize : Indigenous Knowledge of Rural Women

-- Francis Higdon
-- Lori Zimmaro
-- Ashley Frost

27. Sustainable Development in Serbia 

-- Slobodan Milutinovic

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