Bridges Between Tradition and Innovation in Ethnomedicine: by Maria Costanza Torri

By Maria Costanza Torri

Community-based corporations are the results of a method during which the group acts entrepreneurially to create and function a brand new firm embedded in its latest social constitution and community. This ebook argues that community-based company may possibly symbolize a method for fostering sustainable neighborhood improvement whereas even as retaining conventional wisdom in ethnomedicine and keeping the neighborhood ecosystems.

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5 Interlinkages Between Ethnodevelopment, Good Governance, Grassroots Organisations and Indigeinity The important role of local, indigenous, and tribal peoples in development has achieved international recognition through the adoption of the international conventions, such as the Convention 169 of the ILO, or the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 5 Interlinkages Between Ethnodevelopment, Good Governance… 29 political power structures, to be voiced and to exercise leadership in social, economic, environmental, or political national and international arenas.

Poor governance holds back and distorts the process of development, and has an unbalanced impact on the poorer sections of society. There is no exhaustive definition of “good governance,” and the term is used with suppleness. Depending on the context and the overriding objective sought, good governance has been said at various times to encompass: effective participation, multi-actor partnerships, full respect of human rights, the rule of law, transparent processes and institutions, legitimacy, access to knowledge, information and education, political empowerment of people, equity, sustainability, and attitudes and values that foster responsibility, solidarity, and tolerance.

There will be occasions where local understandings can be detrimental to the well being of local populations. Community and development workers will be familiar with situations where local communities express discourses and practices which are at variance with development interventions. Thus development interventions in the community can be based on a different assumption: the recognition of different types of knowledge and expertise and the possibility of establishing a dialogue between them with the objective of critical awareness.

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