Indigenous knowledge and sustainable development the indigenous knowledge systems of the peoples of the south constitute the world largest reservoir of knowledege of the diverse species of plant and animal life on earth for many centuries, their indigenous agricultural systems have utilized practices and techniques which embody. Unesc0 canada/man and the biosphere program sponsored a workshop on indigenous knowledge and community-based resource management (streather 1991), while the international indigenous commission has submitted a report on indigenous knowledge to the united nations conference on environment and development in 1991. The article’s focus is the relationship between culture, indigenous knowledge systems (iks), sustainable development and education in africa. The links project integrates local and indigenous knowledge (l/ik), practice and worldviews into sustainable development and resource management processes, such that rural communities become active partners in defining development targets, priorities and means.
Based on the absolutisation of indigenous knowledge systems of africa’s indigenous people and the perception that western traditions of knowing are the best (ntuli, 2009: p 188) coupled with the above notion is the assumption that africa was a tabula rasa before the colonial era (that is. Indigenous knowledge research in kenya and south africa: an informetric study 195 training, and diffusion and use (eg information centers and media) that reflect on ik recognition, appreciation and protection, are not readily known (or avail. 132 types of indigenous knowledge 133 importance of indigenous knowledge 134 differences and similarities between indigenous (ik) and scientific knowledge (sk) resource management knowledge and the tools, techniques, practices and rules related to pastoralism, ik is embedded in a dynamic system in which spirituality, kinship, local.
African indigenous knowledge systems professor gloria emeagwali introduction in the first part of the paper, we examine conceptual issues associated with indigenous knowledge systems (ik), including the nature of the intersection between science and ik. In africa, indigenous knowledge of flora and fauna is inadequately documented and is fast becoming lost indigenous knowledge can help close the gaps in knowledge about biological ecosystems farmers have a wealth of knowledge that needs to be captured and considered as part of all research and education efforts. The indigenous knowledge for development program of the world bank’s africa region at the first global knowledge conference in june 1997 in toronto, government leaders and civil society groups urged the world bank and other donors to learn from local communities. Indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource management in southern africa harare, zimbabwe: international union for conservation of nature and natural resources (indigenous knowledge systems series, no 1. Indigenous knowledge and sustainable practices and land and resource management after that, there will be a discussion on the implications of indigenous knowledge in climate change adaptation strategies as well.
It is generally localized, having been developed through traditional practices for the management and conservation of biological resources on which the society depends. The terms traditional knowledge, indigenous knowledge and local knowledge generally refer to knowledge systems embedded in the cultural traditions of regional, indigenous, or local communities. African indigenous knowledge systems conference conference overview conference researchers african indigenous knowledge conference systems our panel of speakers research activities into african indigenous farming systems indigenous agronomic practices such as terracing, contour budding, fallowing, organic fertilizer application, crop.
Indigenous knowledge systems and environmental management: a case study of zaka district, masvingo the purpose of the study was to find out forms of indigenous knowledge systems (iks) in practice in the zaka district of masvingo and how these forms of iks can be used as an indigenous knowledge systems, sacred places, taboos, totems,. Traditional knowledge has been extensively used to gain useful understanding of how ecological systems generally work and interrelate this knowledge has contributed to the production in modern economy and played significant role in the r and d programs of industry. Indigenous knowledge systems per se, with a particular interest in indigenous soil classification and management methods (see critchley, reij and wilcocks, 1994, for example), as well as on indigenous technologies, water conservation techniques and. Though diminished and often in the background, much of the native knowledge systems, ways of knowing and world views remains intact and in practice, and there is a growing appreciation of the contributions that indigenous knowledge can make to our contemporary understanding in areas such as medicine, resource management, meteorology, biology.
The indigenous peoples of africa co-ordinating committee (ipacc) was founded in 1997 it is one of the main trans-national network organizations recognized as a representative of african indigenous peoples in dialogues with governments and bodies such as the un. Theoretical frameworks and indigenous knowledge is the essence of african perspective of thought which includes ethnophilosophical view, existential slant, political insight, and formal philosophy these abstract perspectives of african philosophy are solidified by the notions of communalism. Therefore, the question that arises is if indigenous knowledge systems exist in relation to sustainable use of resources, then what has caused natural resource degradation, and could the resurrection of indigenous knowledge systems and practices be put to effective use in restoring areas that need to be rehabilitated.