CASE STUDY 6.2: Supporting Indigenous participation at the AMOS 2020 conference
Climate change is having a major impact on Indigenous peoples, their country and culture throughout Australia. Understanding the current and future likely changes is important for Indigenous people planning their futures.
Following the positive feedback on the first ever Indigenous session at an Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) conference in 2019, the Hub supported another Indigenous session at the 2020 AMOS conference in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Following a session where five Traditional Owners shared their own stories and experiences of climate change on country, a cross-cultural communication and climate change workshop provided the opportunity for AMOS researchers and Traditional Owners to discuss barriers to and benefits of successful collaboration. These discussions resulted in a preliminary list of considerations for co-design that were captured in the workshop summary.
The inclusion of Indigenous sessions at the AMOS conferences represents the first steps towards understanding how western climate change science and traditional knowledge can interact. The outcomes of this session will inform government thinking and policy decisions on how best to approach the integration of traditional knowledge into western science in the climate change research and policy space.
Completed: February 2020
More information: Mandy Hopkins, ESCC Hub Knowledge Broker