“Terra nullius,’ the colonial ideology characterizing land, resources and knowledge as ‘belonging to no one,’ casts South Africa as a supplier of knowledge, as opposed to a producer; particularly in the case of indigenous knowledge. This project seek to use participatory methods to challenge the idea of “open and collaborative science” by working to understand how indigenous communities are adapting to climate change, and further, how existing intellectual property regimes may influence communities to use both ‘open’ and ‘closed’ practices of knowledge sharing.
How the project contributes to OCSDNet’s Themes:
This research will contribute valuable information towards OCSDNet Theme 4: Potential impacts (positive and negative) of open and collaborative science, as it will focus upon the quality, meaningfulness, and appropriateness of openness and collaboration within the context of KhoiSan indigenous knowledge in climate change.
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Climate Change Adaptation & IK: Developing M&E strategies and toolsJune, 20 2016 By: Cath Traynor, Laura Foster & Marianne Brittijn of the Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation Project Summary Principal Researchers of the ‘Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Knowledge Systems Related to Climate ...
WORKING BEYOND BORDERS: WHY WE NEED GLOBAL DIVERSITY IN SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONSMay, 18 2016 Reposted from FORCE11 By Denisse Albornoz The session Working Beyond Borders was proposed by Cameron Neylon and Leslie Chan with the intent of raising critical conversations about the need to include non-Anglo-centric perspectives on ...