Webinar Working Group Planetary Health
Friday 7 October 2022
3 pm – 5:30 pm, online
With Calixto Suárez
Planetary Health breaks epistemological silos of Western knowledge going behind the biomedical approach to health. Indigenous knowledge, traditionally anchored in a circular vision of harmony with the environment, is invited to contribute in re-framing our understanding of the relationship with the planet’s vital systems. This webinar offers an open and deep dialogue between our special guest from Andean region, Which wisdom can local communities teach to global health scholars? How can the planetary health field integrate traditional knowledge? Is there a risk of extracting knowledge in a new colonial practice? Can a fruitful collaboration be possible?
Bio: Calixto Suárez (https://www.calixtosuarez.com/es/home/) is a representative and defender of the Colombian indigenous culture and of the Sierra Nevada, whose importance for the preservation of biodiversity is internationally recognized. He collaborates internationally with the institute of the biologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall and her organization Roots & Shoots. He is a consultant and director for sustainable innovation at the Earth Institute and represents indigenous peoples at CHRIO.
“I AM MORE INTERESTED IN THE EARTH BEING HEALTHY, THE WATER BEING FREE OF DISEASE, THE WIND BEING FREE OF VIRUSES, AND HUMANS BEING AT PEACE WITH THEMSELVES.” Calixto Suárez.