Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) as an area of study has gained serious momentum over the past few years, with more and more learning institutions focusing on IKS based research and innovation. The universities of North-West, Limpopo and Venda are three institutions with an impressive IKS track record, and so it made sense for the University of KwaZulu-Natal to partner with them when setting up their Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CIKS). CIKS is a virtual centre that facilitates institutional collaboration in IKS research and postgraduate training. During the month of April the United Nations University for Peace is hosting an International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Ethics, in collaboration with UKZN’s CIKS and the University of Rwanda. The conference takes place between the 28th and the 30th April at UKZN and focuses on the potential impact of indigenous knowledge systems on peace-building and sustainable development.
Click here to read about the different focus areas of the conference, and contact Dr Mayashree Chinsamy on +27 31 260 8588 should you have any further questions or would like to attend the conference.