Science must become a shared asset benefitting all people. Scientific research and its applications can yield significant returns towards economic growth and sustainable development, including poverty alleviation. Scientists have a responsibility to practice and apply the sciences in a manner that is inclusive of the participation of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities.
The paper discusses the issues of ethics and responsibility in the utilisation of local knowledge.
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|Document Title:||Culture, indigenous knowledge and development|
|Institution:||Centre for Education Policy Development|
|City and Country:||Braamfontein, South Africa|
|Document Type:||Paper (Peer Reviewed)|
|Subject Area:||National Systems and Comparative Studies|
|Keywords:||Indigenous Knowledge Systems IKS, Epistemology, Local Communities, Culture, Development, Ethics|
|File Size:||778 KB|
|Rights:||Permission to reproduce the text granted by Centre for Education Policy Development|
|Additional information:||Occasional Paper no. 5|
|Date Added:||28 November 2006|