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The challenges of repackaging traditional knowledge in the context of intellectual property rights: case of Zimbabwe and Uganda.

Chisita, Collence; Kaddu, Sarah

Abstract:
This paper is based on two case studies of Uganda and Zimbabwe. It gives a brief overview of Traditional Knowledge (TK) and defines the key concepts: TK, Indegenous Knowledge (IK), Intellectual Property and repackaging of information. Through observation, face to face interviews and literature analysis, the paper discusses: Role of Higher Education Institutions in promoting TK, challenges of TK with special reference to challenges related to characteristics of TK, Challenges of protecting TK and Challenges of Repackaging TK. The paper further discusses women’s role in the preservation of TK and the reasons why traditional knowledge is lowly appreciated with recommendations towards repackaging traditional knowledge to spur development.

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Title of Paper: The challenges of repackaging traditional knowledge in the context of intellectual property rights: case of Zimbabwe and Uganda.
Conference Name: International Conference on Knowledge Management
Conference Date: 2009-10-22
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2009
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Indegenous Knowledge, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Distribution, Knowledge, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Role of Higher Education, Role of Universities, Information Repackaging


File Size:69 KB
Rights:Self archived
Date Added:27 October 2009


Chisita, Collence; Kaddu, Sarah (2009). The challenges of repackaging traditional knowledge in the context of intellectual property rights: case of Zimbabwe and Uganda. Paper presented at the International Conference of Knowledge Management, Kampala, 21-23 October 2009.