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Traditional leadership

African BCP Initiative Inception Meeting in !Khwa-ttu

by basverschuuren 12 April 2011

From April 11-12, the inception meeting of the African Bio-Cultural Community Protocol Initiative (BCP Initiative) is taking place in !Khwa-ttu, Western Cape. The meeting is hosted by Natural Justice in partnership with the Access and Benefit Sharing Capacity Development Initiative for Africa (ABS Initiative), the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD), and the COMPAS [...]

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Forikrom Community develops the ‘Sacred Caves Ecotourism Project’, Ghana.

by admin 28 March 2010

Traditionally an agricultural community of 6,500 people, Forikrom has developed an ecotourism project in an area of 60 km2 in central Ghana. The communities’ bio-cultural sites such as shrines, a royal cemetery, holy mountains, holy caves and a bat sanctuary, form the backbone of the tourism project.  The Holy caves are particularly important because some [...]

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