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Indigenous Knowledge Bank

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  • Glenn Welker
    Indigenous Knowledge Bank http://www.worldbank.org/afr/ik/now.htm Ideas Discussed at recent UN Conference Capturing and Disseminating Information Increasing
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 12, 2000
      Indigenous Knowledge Bank

      http://www.worldbank.org/afr/ik/now.htm

      Ideas Discussed at recent UN Conference

      Capturing and Disseminating Information

      Increasing and improving
      the available
      information on indigenous knowledge, its collection
      and classification (for
      more detail
      click
      here)

      Developing a database of
      IK
      practices,
      lessons learned, sources, partners and successful
      methods of
      exchange.

      Identifying and testing
      instruments for
      capturing and disseminating of indigenous knowledge of
      development practices in
      Sub-Saharan
      Africa in selected locations

      Publishing cases in print
      and electronic
      format. IK Notes and Database.



      Facilitating information
      exchange

      Key Activity

      Facilitating a global
      network to
      exchange
      indigenous knowledge.
      (for more detail click
      here)

      Helping build local
      capacity to share
      indigenous knowledge.

      Identifying appropriate
      methods of
      exchanging indigenous knowledge among and across local
      communities.

      (for more details on
      exchange of IK
      click
      here)



      Applying Indigenous Knowledge
      in
      the
      development process

      Key activity

      increasing the awareness
      of
      the
      importance of IK and enhance its application of IK in
      development activities
      (for more detail click
      here)

      Advocating the use of
      indigenous
      knowledge in programs and projects of the World Bank
      and
      its
      development partners.



      Establishing partnerships

      Key activity

      Sharing responsibility
      (Click here for a proposal
      on how to
      share responsibilities in the exchange of indigenous
      knowledge).

      Learning from local
      communities and NGOs
      as key sources of indigenous knowledge.

      Leveraging limited
      resources of partners
      to obtain a greater impact on the ground.

      Addressing intellectual
      property rights
      issue of indigenous knowledge.
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