Shelton H. Davis
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
September 27-28, 1993
Environmentally Sustainable Development Proceedings Series No. 4
The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
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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
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.).
1. Sustainable development - Congresses.
peoples - Congresses.
I. Davis, Shelton H.
II. Ebbe, Katrinka,
III. Hetzner, Alicia.
IV. International Bank for Reconstruction and
VI. Series. HC79.E5U465 1993 338.9 - dc20 94-48104