Climate change Resilience of Indigenous SocioEcological systems (RISE)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created by United Nations. It emphasizes the right of living in the land, boundary and the use of resources of ethnic groups which have lived, occupied, and used for long time. In this context, ethnic groups have the right to live,to find food and continueto live in a traditional way. This makes the maintenance of traditional and sustainable food systems an urgent priority for the United Nations. It has been made as United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Peoples’ Issues: UNPFII for ethnic groups officially. However, despite important declarations supporting ethnic groups, but they are highly still vulnerable to climate changes, environmental crises, and other factors. Climate change Resilience of Indigenous Socio Ecological Systems (RISE) research project, is a joint research between 3 countries; Japan, Russia and Thailand to connect development gap by using an innovative, interdisciplinary project for evaluating and understanding climate change risks affecting indigenous socioecological systems. With the joint operations of many sectors including the analysis of the socio-economic conditions of the social ecology of ethnic groups,the assessment of nutritional status and food analysis of ethnic groups through a socio-economic perspective Predicting the impact of future climate change on traditional food systems Assessment of risks that may affect the social ecology of ethnic groups. Transferring results of transdisciplinary research and applying them to the society. The project is a quantitative and qualitative research working with community under the . conceptual framework of social science and science. The sample is 560 the ethnic community (Karen), Lai Wo Subdistrict, Sangkhlaburi District, Kanchanaburi , the project has run during 2021 - 2023, the group of sample is consisting of people in the community, localauthorities, researchers and academics (domestic and international).
The objectives of the project are; 1) to discover economic status and the society of the social ecosystem of the Karen ethnic group 2) to assess the nutritional status and analyze the food composition of the Karen ethnic group through the perspective of social ecology 3) to predict the impact of climate change including future socio-economic development towards the traditional food system and 4) to assess risks that may affect the social ecology of Karen ethnic groups, including exploring the limitation and adaptability of the community.
Project Collaboration; 1) Local authorities; Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Sangkhlaburi Hospital, Subdistrict Health Promotion Hospital. 2) Domesticagencies; Local Community Development Institute, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Botanical Research Group and Plant Museum, Plant Varieties Protection Department of Agriculture, Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in the west, Kanchanaburi Province. 3) International Agencies: Hokkido University, Japan and North-Eastern Federal University, Russia.
The results that can be utilized are; 1. A cross-disciplinary research process to explore the linkages of socio-economic systems. Nutritional status in the area with eco-concepts to understand the characteristics of social ecosystems of ethnic groups through traditional food systems. 2. Information on nutritional status and value of traditional food from the perspective of ethnic groups and nutritional knowledge. 3. Predictions of traditional food system changes with contrasting scenarios of climate change and socio-economic development. 4. Information on risk predictions of the sustainability of indigenous socioecological systems, including surveys of limitations and adaptive capacities to address to local development agencies in order to formulate policies and guidelines towards sustainability.
1) Local authorities; Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Sangkhlaburi Hospital, Subdistrict Health Promotion Hospital.
2) Domesticagencies; Local Community Development Institute, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Botanical Research Group and Plant Museum, Plant Varieties Protection Department of Agriculture, Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in the west, Kanchanaburi Province
3) International Agencies: Hokkido University, Japan and North-Eastern Federal University, Russia