The 5th Annual International Conference of the African Association for the Study of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AASIKS) will take place from Wednesday 23rd October 2019 – Friday, 25th  October 2019

The upcoming 2019 AASIKS conference will take place at the University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa

The Conference Theme: IKS as an agent of decolonization and transformation for socio-economic development in Africa. The first call is now open for the submission of abstracts for papers (short, long, roundtable, symposium and poster on the following subthemes:

One: Education and Decolonization
 Relevance of IKS in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Language and Art (STEMLA) education
 Challenges and prospects of implementing IKS policies in the education system
 STEMLA education a secret weapon of Western Imperialism?
Two: Implementation and Practice
 Exemplars of IKS integration practices in medical, agricultural and environmental sciences
 IKS and biodiversity in Africa
 Ubuntu and communalism in African society
¬Three: Philosophy and Sociology
 IKS and African identity
 IKS and African cultural survival
 Advancing the debate on IKS life-based programs: History, modelling and reflection
Four: IKS and Socio-Economic development
 IKS and social entrepreneurship development with inclusive innovation
 IKS and knowledge based economy
 IKS and sustainable development

We look forward to your participation.

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