Gathuru Mburu on indigenous knowledge and African-led solutions to the challenges of climate change.

As part of their coverage in the lead-up to the COP17 climate negotiations in Durban, BBC World Today programme’s interviewed Gathuru Mburu. Mburu tells listeners about the importance of indigenous knowledge – in Africa and globally – in dealing with both climate change and food crisis. He explains the importance of the African Biodiversity Network’s work at the local level, bringing back traditional seed diversity and related knowledge, and building the confidence and resilience of local communities in Africa.

You can listen to the podcast of the interview here. Plus, watch video highlights of Mburu’s Gaia Evening Talk Forgotten Connections: Indigenous Knowledge, Sacred Sites and Climate Change Resilience in Africa, which he presented in London on 8th November.