At the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), TIV CEO Mr. Gupta joined World Bank Development Leaders on the Role of Traditional Knowledge Technology (TKT) in addressing Climate Change
Mr. Gupta was invited as part of an international gathering of 1,200 representatives of indigenous peoples, in addition to NGOs, leaders in Academia and UN agencies for the 17th session of UNFPII between April 16th and April 27th of 2018. Indigenous Peoples and World Bank senior management discussed proposals on how to strengthen existing dialogue and complement global-level work with collaboration at the regional and country levels. Mr. Gupta, the co-author of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) report “The Role of Traditional Knowledge and Technology (TKT) in Climate Solutions,” joined World Bank Senior Advisors in advocating for the inclusion of TKT initiatives in climate change projects and demonstrated how TKT can contribute to climate solutions. This was followed by a discussion between the panel and Indigenous Peoples participants who discussed their unique experiences, in addition to sharing innovative examples of using TKT towards addressing climate change in their communities.