Kenyan Indigenous Knowledge Project: Elimu Asilia

In 2012, the then Ulwazi project leader Betsie Greyling and digital manager Niall McNulty travelled to Kenya to run a workshop with the National Museums of Kenya on how to use digital media technologies to collect and disseminate indigenous knowledge, the result of which is the Elimu Asilia project.

Elimu Asilia is the Swahili equivalent for indigenous knowledge (IK). It acts as a common platform where National Museums of Kenya (NMK) libraries working with NMK researchers and volunteers interact with local communities and children in the collection, preparation, preservation, sharing, exchange and dissemination of IK on culture, environment and history for the memory of our nation for sustainability and eco-social development.

The project has recently launched their website ( and we congratulate them on their success so far!

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