Indigenous knowledge must be harvested for development
University World News, 9 March 2013

LONDON, UK: In this article, Goolam Mohamedbhai, former secretary general of the Association of African Universities and former vice-chancellor of the University of Mauritius, writes on the rich body of indigenous knowledge embodied in Africa’s cultural and ecological diversities, on which African people have drawn for hundreds of years to solve specific developmental and environmental problems. He notes there are well-documented examples to show the positive impact of indigenous knowledge systems on Africa’s development, while indigenous knowledge can also serve as an important tool to assist Africa in coping with climate change. Read the article …