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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