P045_Uganda

Transnational Action on Traditional Knowledge Ethos in Strategic Human Development

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Cooperating countries: Uganda and Austria

Coordinating institution: Nkumba University (Uganda), Dr. Catherine N. K. Gombe,

Partner institutions: University of Vienna (Austria)

Project duration: 1 June 2021 - 31 May 2023


Abstract:
The scope of the project is to establish a joint action programme that is used as a model for guiding the integration of traditional knowledge into the formal social economic fabric of communities in de-veloping countries by sensitizing the experiences and knowledge from Uganda and Austria. Understanding the potential of traditional knowledge and ways to adapt it in accordance with inclusive efforts in educational contexts is crucial and will guide the collaboration activities of this project. At the core of this action there are three features, namely: (i) the development of versatile training structures that encapsulate traditional indigenous knowledge, (ii) gathering examples of successful formats of traditional knowledge economies and education, and (iii) inclusive sustainability designs to inform other contexts. To this end, the project will carry out joint research activities in Ugandan communities that have a long history of traditional knowledge practice and add insights from the Austrian apprenticeship model of vocational training.