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Show simple item record Chinsembu, Kazhila C. Cheikhyoussef, Ahmad Mumbengegwi, Davis R. Kandawa-Schulz, M. Kasanda, Choshi D. Kazembe, Lawrence N. 2016-07-17T17:19:45Z 2016-07-17T17:19:45Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Chinsembu, K.C., & Cheikhyoussef, A. (Eds.). (2015). Indigenous Knowledge of Namibia. Windhoek: UNAM Press en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-99916-42-05-5
dc.description.abstract Why this book, Indigenous Knowledge of Namibia? Nowadays, indigenous knowledge has gained prominence and attracted public interest due to its numerous applications in science and innovation: biotechnology, health, bioprospecting, pharmaceuticals, medicinal plants, agriculture, food preparation, mathematics, natural resource management, climate change and astronomy. There are many niche players in the field of indigenous knowledge in Namibia and many studies being carried out. Thus, although not all aspects of Namibia's indigenous knowledge are covered in this book, most readers from various walks of life - laypersons, scholars and policy makers - will find this book a very useful companion. The content of this book serves as a good starting point, because 'we cannot go further into the future without looking deeper into the past' (anonymous). Through their laboratory and scientific studies, the authors of this book server as guides through the journey to discover and record the indigenous knowledge of Namibia society. More importantly, their individual and collective works endevour to add value to Namibia's indigenous knowledge. The voyage and value addition are aimed at bringing greater clarity to some of the most perplexing aspects of indigenous knowledge in Namibia. Authors are aware of local communities need to benefit from their indigenous knowledge. That being said, the aim of this book is not to appropriate the indigenous knowledge of local communities, as most indigenous knowledge is already in the public domain. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia Press en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject Namibia en_US
dc.title Indigenous Knowledge of Namibia en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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