ITKI has the following strategic goals:

  1. Identify, study and inventory traditional knowledge.
  2. Assure the preservation of traditional knowledge and cultural heritage as living heritage.
  3. Encourage and advance the spread of traditional knowledge from the local level to the international level.
  4. Promote integration between traditional knowledge and the scientific system and stimulate the innovative use of traditional knowledge.
  5. Protect the rights of local communities and native peoples who are the holders of traditional knowledge and indigenous science systems.
  6. Further the spread and innovative use of traditional knowledge for the management of cultural heritage and the protection of ecosystems.
  7. Promote the application of traditional knowledge to the restoration and sustainable redevelopment of cultural assets as living heritage through the implementation of pilot projects.
  8. Introduce the use of traditional practices for the carrying out of works of reclamation and restoration and stimulate a participatory approach to the choice of technological infrastructures.
  9. Promote codes of procedure that adopt traditional knowledge in the management of parks, protected areas and UNESCO sites.
  10. Contribute to the protection of local traditions and cultural differences.

To achieve its objectives ITKI shall:

  1. Manage international research centers and research networks concerning the protection and development of architecture, landscape and material and immaterial cultural heritage.
  2. Carry out NGO (Non Governmental Organization) activities, with a particular focus on cooperation and development, throughout the world.
  3. Build and participate in consortiums for the achievement of its strategic goals.
  4. Carry out coordinated, programmatic initiatives for the protection, conservation and development of cultural and environmental resources.
  5. Engage in the salvaging and ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of buildings, and in the restoration of the built and natural environment (landscape, agroystems and ecosystems).
  6. Design systems and methods for managing and developing cultural and environmental heritage.
  7. Identify and implement innovative programs for the sustainable protection of ecosystems, the preservation of landscapes and the mitigation of the effects of environmental crises (i.e., climate change, desertification, drought).
  8. Create and manage data banks and data transmission centers.
  9. Monitor and verify the design, execution and performance of architectural and environmental constructions.