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Indigenous knowledge systems and sustainable development

International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in Africa and Their Relevance to Sustainable Development (2005 Human Ecology Dept., Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Indigenous knowledge systems and sustainable development

relevance for Africa

by International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in Africa and Their Relevance to Sustainable Development (2005 Human Ecology Dept., Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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Published by Kamla-Raj Enterprises in Delhi .
Written in English


About the Edition

Contributed papers presented at the Conference.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementeditors, Emmanuel K. Boon and Luc Hens.
ContributionsBoon, Emmanuel K., Hens, Luc, 1951-, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Vakgroep Menselijke Ecolgie.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 262 p. :
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16703517M
ISBN 108185264465
LC Control Number2008336876
OCLC/WorldCa213495619

Local is lekker: Indigenous knowledge should be encouraged SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) have an important contribution to make to socioeconomic growth and sustainable development and should be promoted and encouraged, say AZIZA MOOS, JARÉ STRUWIG and BEN ROBERTS. Learning from Indigenous Knowledge. Our Learning from Indigenous Knowledge initiative brought together researchers from MSDI and Indigenous leaders to study how the deep knowledge of the Yorta Yorta people could be used to help strengthen their community’s participation and influence in the complex processes that determine how their traditional lands in the BarmahMillewa are managed, and . INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, PEOPLES AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE 3 ON THE NATURE OF THE ‘‘SCIENCE OF THE CONCRETE’’ While the current wave of interest in indigenous knowledge dates back no more than a few decades, the knowledge systems themselves have accompanied humankind through countless millennia of environmental change and cultural by: Protecting the traditional knowledge and territories of indigenous peoples means helping achieve a sustainable, hunger-free world and contributing to the fight against deforestation and climate change.


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