African Indigenous Knowledge and Practices and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals:
Exploring its Uniqueness for Quality Knowledge Sharing
Sustainable development goals are resolutions born out of the need to create a people-centered development projects design to address the unfinished agendas of the Millennium development goals and also a framework aimed at achieving global sustainability agendas. It is a project that is designed against failure through various tracking indicators and visualization measures. Various researches, however, have suggested Indigenous Knowledge as a fundamental indicator in the realization of these goals. This short piece of work visualized the concept of sustainable development in the light of Indigenous knowledge systems and analyse the role it can play in contributing to the realization of global sustainability exploring its values and merits. The paper focuses on the SDG 4 and 17 highlighting the need for a radical exploration of Indigenous knowledge for a more quality education that is inclusive and indigenously informed. It explores the interrelatedness in the values of Indigenous knowledge systems, openness in education/knowledge sharing and sustainable development in the context of Africa settings. It identifies this interrelatedness as a mechanism for the realization of Indigenous knowledge expansion that could help in achieving partnership among world communities as a pathway for international developmental projects sustainability and suggests the need for the birth of theoretical models for data collection towards the realization of documenting and codifying indigenous practices despite its complexities and tactical nature.
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