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dc.contributor.author Sindano, Gerson
dc.contributor.author Utete, Christina N.
dc.contributor.author Ilukena, Alex M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T14:10:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T14:10:21Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Sindano, G., Utete, C., & Ilukena A. (2017). Environmental protection usinf indigenous knowledge (IK) methods and skills for sustainability: case study in the Kavango East and West regions. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(2), 104-117. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2129
dc.description.abstract The analysis presented in this study draws from a theoretical framework that sees indigenous knowledge (IK) and discourse as important features of ethno-science publication in Namibia. The study aims to make a meaningful contribution to an on-going debate about IK in Namibia and the world over, the use of IK in the construction of knowledge about ethno-science, and to the analysis and exploration of IK. As such the study looks at the process of authenticating ethno-scientific arguments, knowledge and skills, providing a clear understanding of how IK is used to protect the environment. The study of IK has been concerned with traditional rural activities such as farming methods. The findings and knowledge produced by some IK studies seem to have been arranged as a system of perception rather than real scientific knowledge. The notion put forward is that science rests on facts and evidence, and that it is therefore detached from humanistic rural activities. However, this research paper provides an investigation and exploration of the possible significance of IK for environmental protection. Similtaneously the paper offers an understanding of the place of IK in relation to so-called ‘hard’ scientific know-ledge. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Environmental protection en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.title Environmental protection usinf indigenous knowledge (IK) methods and skills for sustainability: case study in the Kavango East and West regions en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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