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Traditional knowledge and sustainable development

Shelton H. Davis

Katrina Ebbe

Editors

Alicia Hetzner, Editorial Consultant

Proceedings of a Conference sponsored by the World Bank Environment Department and the World Bank Task Force on the International Year of the World's Indigenous People held at The World Bank

Washington, D.C.

September 27-28, 1993

Environmentally Sustainable Development Proceedings Series No. 4 The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

© 1995 The International Bank

for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK

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Manufactured in the United States of America

First printing June 1995

This report has been prepared by the staff of the World Bank. The judgments expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of Executive Directors or the governments they represent.

Cover photograph by Frederik J. Van Bolhuis. A local leader in the Warwan Valley, Zanskar, India.

Shelton H. Davis is Principal Sociologist with the Environment Department of the World Bank; Katrinka Ebbe is a consultant to the same department.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

United Nations International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples' Conference (1993: World Bank)

Traditional knowledge and sustainable development: proceedings of a conference sponsored by the World Bank's Environment Department and the World Bank Task Force on the International Year of the World's Indigenous People held at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., September 27-28, 1993 / Shelton H. Davis, Katrinka Ebbe, editors; Alicia Hetzner, editorial consultant.

p. cm—(Environmentally sustainable development proceedings series; no. 4)

Includes bibliographical references (p.).

ISBN 0-8213-3188-4

1. Sustainable development—Congresses.

2. Indigenous peoples— Congresses.

I. Davis, Shelton H.

II. Ebbe, Katrinka, 1947

III. Hetzner, Alicia.

IV. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

V. Title.

VI. Series. HC79.E5U465 1993 338.9—dc20 94-48104 CIP