Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS)
To develop a diverse workforce with intercultural awareness and FEWS expertise to address FEWS challenges in indigenous communities.
Worldwide, ~370 million indigenous people live in over 90 countries. Although, indigenous people are only approximately 5% of the world population, they represent 90% of cultural diversity and hold 20% of the land that maintains 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity. However, indigenous people often lack access to energy, water, and food infrastructure.
Developing technical solutions to these challenges requires an understanding of indigenous societies, governance, and culture and the ability to work effectively in these contexts.
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