Indigenous knowledge is the unique, traditional, local knowledge available within and developed around the specific conditions of an individual in a particular geographical area. Indigenous knowledge is a way of survival of the people which covers different aspects of life, including natural environment management. Such knowledge is the product of the experiment and the experience of generations.
The world is transforming very rapidly, and the issue of sustainability is getting alarmed. Among many, climate change is at the forefront. An extreme development in science and technology has made it possible to explore the natural resource at the optimum level, but its exploitation has crossed the limit. As a result, the issue of sustainability in the diverse sector has raised seriously. People and experts are seeking solutions to the global problem, and among many possible solutions, indigenous knowledge is considered as the best. At this verse, we are organizing a dialogue on the title, “Indigenous Knowledge production, transformation, and preservation” as a part of our regular Socio-Cultural Dialogue Series.
The presenter for the dialogue is an Anthropologist, Mukta Singh Lama – Tamang, Ph.D. He did his Ph.D. from Cornell University, USA. The speaker will focus his presentation to address the queries as to what is indigenous knowledge? How is it produced, transformed from one generation to another, and most importantly, how it is preserved? What kind of knowledge is counted as a knowledge globally and in the context of Nepal? How mainstream knowledge dominates marginalized knowledge? There will be ample opportunity during floor discussion.