Ik refers to the knowledge of indigenous peoples as

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Unformatted text preview: vate industry. IK refers to the knowledge of indigenous peoples as well as any other defined community. (Warren, 1992) other The unique, traditional, local knowledge existing within and developed The around specific conditions of women and men indigenous to a particular geographic area. (Louise Grenier, Working with Indigenous Knowledge. A Guide for Researchers, International Development Research Centre, 1998) Researchers, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE: SOME MORE DEFINITIONS An all inclusive knowledge that covers technologies and practices An technologies that have been and are still used by indigenous and local people for existence, survival and adaptation in a variety of environments. Such knowledge is not static but evolves and changes as it develops, influences and is influenced by both internal and external circumstances and interaction with other knowledge systems. Such knowledge covers contents and contexts such as agriculture, architecture, engineering, mathematics, governance and other social systems and activities, medicinal and indigenous plant varieties, etc. (Onwu & Mosimege, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Science and Technology Education: A Dialogue, African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, V 8, No. 1, 2004) IKS POLICY Key Policy Drivers – 4 IKS and the National Systems of Education and IKS Innovation Innovation Stakeholders and Role Players in IKS Institutional Framework IKS Funding and Principles National and International Imperatives Role of various Government Departments and Role the Intergovernmental Committee on IKS the KEY POLICY DRIVERS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT Affirmation of African cultural values in the Affirmation face of globalisation Development of the services provided by Development Indigenous Knowledge Holders and Practitioners Practitioners Contribution of indigenous knowledge to the Contribution economy Interfacing with other knowledge systems SOME MAJOR THEMES...
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