Indigenous Cultural Conservation Society (ICCS) operates at the nexus of human rights, education and technology. ICCS strives to implement the solution for long-term sustainability. Indigenous communities need access to clean water, food, energy, and healthcare.
The primary goal of ICCS is to partner with other non-profit and non-governmental organisations devoted to the preservation of indigenous communities and the conservation of ecosystems where they live. As it takes a village to rear a child, it will require a community of organisations to nurture a sustainable future for indigenous peoples. The preservation of an ancient knowledge cannot exist in a bubble. The 21st century will influence those remaining indigenous communities, and it is the ICCS mission to maintain youth education so that the elders can be confident that their people will persist and thrive. It is essential to cultivate curricula that not only conserves cultural heritage, but nurtures progression into the 21st century.
Climate change has a negative socio-economic effect across most sectors, with the most vulnerable being: agriculture and livestock; forestry; water; fisheries; healthcare; energy; tourism and both physical and social infrastructures.
The erosion of cultural values, a diminishing traditional knowledge of weather forecasting and resource management, as well as the lack of a proper knowledge transfer and youth mentorship by the elders has expedited the decay of this ecosystem.
Poor access to radio and telephone networks predispose indigenous communities to information deficiency which is critical in current affairs analyses.