Collaborative Framework for Supporting Indigenous Knowledge Management
Mondo, Theodora Mwebesa T.
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Indigenous knowledge (IK) is an integral part of the culture and history of local communities. We need to learn from local communities to enrich the development process. IK systems are also dynamic; new knowledge is continuously added. IK is stored in people’s memories, activities and is expressed and communicated orally and this posses a serious threat to its preservation and development. However this depicts Indigenous knowledge Management (IKM) as a complex, global and dynamic issue and hence a need for a collaborative framework that will enhance information exchange. Utilization of collaborative frameworks, are increasingly being used in solving problems whose efficiency depends on an interactive nature. Networking or collaboration allows for a more effective pooling of resources and sharing of experiences and information on indigenous knowledge, both among various individuals and organizations.