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African knowledges and sciences : understanding and supporting the ways of knowing in sub-Saharan Africa : papers and proceedings of an International Conference, October 23 to 29 2005, Bolgatanga U/R Region Ghana


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Abstract: This book presents the outcome of an African conference on the ways of knowing in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose for this conference was to gather experiences and positions from traditional people, scholars, and practitioners on African traditional practices and knowledges, in order to understand, develop, and consolidate African Sciences. The Conference was to provide a platform for enhancement of the ‘scientification of the African knowledges’ and in so doing raise interest and challenge actions for its revitalisation. Papers were presented by authors from various backgrounds and included university professors, development workers, social critics, religious practitioners and African traditionalists. The papers were discussed and illuminate the unique ways that Africans generate and share knowledge. The papers covered three main themes: Reconstructing and revitalising traditional systems of knowing in Africa; Reorienting ways of research, teaching and learning; and Reformulation of policies. This book summarises the discussions on these themes and the activities to be undertaken to take them forward.
Series Title: Compas series on Worldviews and sciences
Country: Benin , Ghana , Uganda
Category: General
Editor: Millar, D. , Kendie, S.B. , Apusigah, A.A. , Haverkort, B.
ISBN: 978-90-77347-11-9
Serial number: 3
Keywords: indigenous knowledge , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: ETC Foundation
PAGE: 176
Place: Leusden [etc.]
Publisher: COMPAS [etc.]
Year: 2006
Region: Africa South of Sahara , East Africa , West Africa
Right: © 2006 COMPAS & CTA
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Title: African knowledges and sciences : understanding and supporting the ways of knowing in sub-Saharan Africa : papers and proceedings of an International Conference, October 23 to 29 2005, Bolgatanga U/R Region Ghana