The Indonesian Institute of Advanced International Studies (INADIS) is launching our seminar series on ocean governance to welcome the beginning of the Ocean Decade of Science (2021-2030) and to create a momentum for the 4th Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). The objective of our seminar series is to improve the connectivity between Indonesia’s approach to ocean governance at local, national, regional, and global levels. To kick off the series, we will hold our first seminar, titled ‘Traditional Knowledge and Ocean Governance’, on April 24, 2021.
Traditional Knowledge and Ocean Governance
The seminar will begin with an exploration of how traditional knowledge is negotiated in the Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) negotiations. This is important to explain how issues surrounding the use of traditional knowledge are debated at a global level. Our panellists will then elaborate national approaches, policies, and legal frameworks in Indonesia related to the inclusion of traditional knowledge in formal policy and the legal system. The final part of this seminar will specifically discuss the Sasi customary practice and law in West Papua to highlight how knowledge and practices of indigenous people and local communities enhance both their quality of life and nature.