n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Can indigenous knowledge Provide Solutions to Current Problems? : foreword




Extracted from text ... v FOREWORD CAN INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO CURRENT PROBLEMS? Prof Jos? P Castiano Universidade Pedagogica, Maputo, Mozambique josecastiano@hotmail.com One of the big challenges - if not the most important one - is to make indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) more responsible for finding solutions to the problems facing modern Africa and the world as a whole. Indeed, most indigenous knowledge has been perceived in the near past, even among some intellectuals, as marginal and only suitable for traditional societies. It has therefore been considered to be unable to offer an epistemological basis for solutions to the political, economic, social and ..


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