Posts Results for tag: Traditional Knowledge

From #ScienceMustFall to #ScienceMustOpen: The need to support diverse forms of knowledge in science

By: Becky Hillyer See the original Medium article here. – – – A recent Youtube video captures a student from the University of Cape Town (UCT) declaring that “science is a product of western modernity” and that “the whole thing should be scratched off.” She goes on to suggest examples of how commonly understood and accepted scientific […]

Could Transgressive Approaches to Open and Collaborative Science Contribute Towards Transformative Climate Change Adaptation?

By Cath Traynor of the Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation project Summary: Dr. Cath Traynor (Natural Justice), and Community Researcher, Mr Gerren De Wet (Indigenous Nama youth) presented on the OCSDNet ‘Indigenous knowledge and climate change adaptation project’ at the recent 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium 7-8 July, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa (hosted by GSRI, Wits […]

The Meeting of Two Worlds: Combining Traditional and Scientific Knowledge

By: Hector Botero, Karisma Foundation  Translated by: Denisse Albornoz The case Biofertilizers and Biofuels of ‘My Land’, Colombia Summary: The project ‘Biofertilizers and Biofuels of My Land ’ uses a combination of traditional and scientific knowledge to identify efficient and relevant uses for byproducts of coffee processing and sugar cane production for the community. Relying on […]

Reflection on the Role of Open Science for Colombian Indigenous Communities

By: Jorge E. Orejuela-Gartner Group Environmental Studies for Sustainable Development-GEADES Universidad Autonoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia Summary: Open Science can support traditional communities in their aspiration to attain Buen Vivir (Living Well), territorial autonomy and the strengthening of their cultures and identities. It can motivate knowledge production about key elements for their current well-being and […]