Douglas Nakashima

Dr. Douglas Nakashima, staff member with UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector since 1996, currently heads the UNESCO project on Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) that addresses the role of local knowledge holders in biodiversity management and knowledge transmission in local communities. He has worked in the indigenous knowledge field for over 20 years. His fieldwork focuses on the knowledge, practice, and worldviews of Canadian Inuit with respect to their arctic environment. Subsequent work with the Cree First Nations of subarctic James Bay (Canada) brought indigenous knowledge into environmental and social impact assessment processes.