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Unformatted text preview: tions related to the knowledge Role of researchers and research methodologies cannot remain the same Role as in other areas of research as Commitment by government, Science Councils, Universities, Traditional Commitment Leaders, Indigenous Knowledge Holders and other stakeholders Leaders, International role players, especially the role of pharmaceuticals in International collaboration with national role players collaboration IKS IN DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DST) Establishment of Ministerial task team to Draft Establishment Legislation and Policy on IKS in 1999: Team headed by Prof Catherine Odora-Hoppers (based at the HSRC) Prof Delegations by Task Team to India and China in 1999 – Delegations 2000 to learn about IKS in the two countries 2000 Provision of ring-fenced funding to the NRF for Provision research in IKS since 2000 research Establishment of Unit dedicated to IKS in the Science Establishment and Technology Branch of the Department of Arts, Culture Science and Technology in 2001 IKS IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (NRF) Defines IKS as a complex set of knowledge and Defines technologies existing and developed around specific conditions of populations and communities indigenous to a particular geographic area (NRF, 2000) to Has established an IKS Research Focus in addition to Has the 8 Focus Areas on: Distinct South African Research Opportunities; Economic Growth and International Competitiveness; Conservation and Management of Ecosystems and Biodiversity; Education and the Challenges for Change (Science, Mathematics and Technology Education is funded here); Globalization Challenges; ICT; Sustainable Livelihoods; Unlocking the Future NRF: IKS FOCUS AREA 1. 2. 3. 4. A...
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