Africa’s Indigenous Technology for Rural Women Economic Empowerment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8IbErqkui8 Indigenous knowledge is critical in generating local innovation and in fostering sustainable entrepreneurship. In many rural communities, more women than men use indigenous technology at home and commercially in getting small scale, localized commercial projects accomplished. Women in rural areas are marginalized in making choices of decent jobs and have generally been besieged by … Continue reading Africa’s Indigenous Technology for Rural Women Economic Empowerment

Let Boko Haram come back and see

Mama held on to her daughter. Tears ran down her cheeks and her chin before forming a small puddle on her daughter’s shoulder. Tears trickled down her daughter’s back when Mama lifted her up her feet, set her down, disengaged her tight hold and stared into her face. She repeated her action a second time, … Continue reading Let Boko Haram come back and see

Sickle Cell Disease: Some Bitter Sweet Memories

19 June has been chosen to celebrate the Sickle Cell Day. Sickle Cell Disease affects many people in sub-Saharan Africa, but research into its management and cure is grossly underfunded. Lillian Lillian passed when I was 10 years old. She might have been a year or two older. It was my first year in secondary … Continue reading Sickle Cell Disease: Some Bitter Sweet Memories

Post-2015: Time for an African Development Agenda Based on Indigenous Knowledge and Resources

Being presentation made by Dr. Chika Ezeanya during the AfricAvenir International Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda in Berlin Germany,  December 2014. Excerpts from the paper was  discussed with select members of the Green Party, Left Party/Die Linke and the Christian Democratic Party of  the German Parliament (Bundestag). IntroductionDeliberations have peaked across the globe on the … Continue reading Post-2015: Time for an African Development Agenda Based on Indigenous Knowledge and Resources

International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Ethics: Implications for Peace-building and Sustainable Development: 28-30 April 2015, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Organizers The Africa Regional Programme of the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) in collaboration with the DST-NRF Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (University of KwaZulu Natal) … Continue reading International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems