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Sustainable Development — Issues and Perspectives

Issues and Perspective by: R.N. Pati , Odile Saskia Schwarz-Herion

It is realised that the synergy between local knowledge and development efforts would ensure the achievement of Millennium Development Goals. This book is an outcome of explorative research conducted on the issues of Sustainable Development by scientists of various research institutes and universities of India and abroad.

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ISBN: 9788124604373
Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 1st
Pages : xii, 572
Bibliographic Details : Several drawings and firgures; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 950

Overview

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. This book is an outcome of explorative research conducted on the issues of Sustainable Development by scientists of various research institutes and universities of India, Malaysia, Portugal, Switzerland, U.S.A. and Romania. It is recognized that the economic benefits and incentives associated with indigenous practices would ensure preservation of local knowledge and achievement of Sustainable Development.

Contents

Foreword
Introduction
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
List of Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Rabindra Nath Pati is an eminent Social Anthropologist of Orissa who started his career as Assistant Director, Population Research Centre, Utkal University, Orissa (India) in 1983. As a development consultant, he has directed good number of evaluation and diagnostic research as well as development projects supported by the government and international agencies like NORAD, DANIDA, and World Bank. He has authored at least 12 books and 56 research articles published in different international journals and books. He has been invited as a Speaker to address various International Conferences held at Switzerland, USA, Norway, Netherlands, Ghana and Kuala Lumpur. Dr Pati has been awarded PhD in Anthropology from Utkal University and prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award as best Social Scientist by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 2003.
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1970
Odile Schwarz-Herion (1970- ), working as Account Manager in an international enterprise, received her PhD degree in economic sciences, focusing on Sustainability and Environmental Management, from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. An MBA as well as an undergraduate in law, Schwarz-Herion is speaker at several international sustainability conferences as well as author and co-author for international journals and books on Sustainability and Environmental Management. Her scientific focus is on Corporate Social Responsibility and social-ethical aspects in private business transactions within and outside the company.
Books of Odile Saskia Schwarz-Herion