IKS-based Continental and International Research and Science Engagement Events

Name of Event DateAIIKS Partner InstitutionsThemes
International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa5-7 Oct 2021

Kisii University (AIIKS convener); Northern Illinois University (Dr. Abu Bakarr Bah); Amref International University (Prof. Marion Mutugi); University of KwaZulu-Natal (Prof. Hassan O. Kaya); Adekunle Ajasin University (Prof. Olusanya Faboyede) Heritage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
African Union High Level Panel on Innovation and Emerging Technologies (APET) – Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue on Innovation and Emerging Technologies (CJED)22-23 Sept 2021African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) through CIKS (Prof H.O Kaya)Harnessing Africa’s Health Research, Investment and Innovation in Addressing the Pandemic
UNISA KZN Regional 2nd Annual African Languages and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Seminar20 Sept 2021CIKS, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Prof H. O Kaya); University of South Africa (Prof P.Segalo, Dr J. Myeza) Teaching and Learning African Indigenous Languages Using Other African Indigenous Languages: A Paradigm Shift
Online International Interactive Discussion: Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the 21st Century11 Aug 2021CIKS, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Convener) and UN Sikh Human Rights Group (Convener)Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Cultural and Biological Diversity Conservation for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE) 2021 – Educating for Cultural Sustainability: Innovation for the Future3-6 Aug 2021CIKS (AIIKS hub); University of the Highlands and Islands at Perth College UHI, Perth, Scotland; SiMERR National Research Centre University of New England,
Australia (Conveners)
Sustaining indigenous language groups in the age of big cultures: a challenge for global socio- cultural diversity
Walter Sisulu University Vice-Chancellor Inauguration Seminar Series24 June 2021CIKS (AIIKS hub) and Walter Sisulu UniversityIndigenous Knowledge Systems and Technology: Complementary or Contradictory? (Prof H.O Kaya)
Workshop on Justice for Peace through
Traditional Knowledge Systems and Conservation: Recognition,
Revitalization and Reconciliation
16-18 June, 2021University of Rwanda (AIIKS Node and Convener)Indigenous Knowledge Systems Research Training Workshop
AIIKS Indigenous Knowledge Systems Research Methodology Training Workshop: A Paradigm Shift09-10 September 2021Joint AIIKS Postgraduate Research Methodology Workshop, hosted by University of Namibia (AIIKS Node) IKS Research Methodology Workshop with focus on Indigenous Languages and Traditional Medicine
Joint Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF) Analysis and Synthesis: Leadership and Advisory Team consultation2 September 2021University of Bristol (Convener) and CIKS (AIIKS Hub)Advisory Capacity in integration of IKS in research, human capital development and community engagement
Partnership Engagement Opportunities Between AIIKS & Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs, South Africa7 July 2021AIIKS, UNISA and Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs, South Africa Teaching and Learning African Indigenous Languages Using Other African Indigenous Languages
Doctoral (PhD) Supervision Indaba14 May 2021The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) (Convener) CIKS (AIIKS Hub) Building PhD IKS research supervision capacity in Higher Education
International Online Colloquium on Critical Swahili Studies13th-15th May 2021Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple – Reconfiguring African Studies (AIIKS Node) (convenor) and CIKS (AIIKS Hub) participationCritical reflection on the field of Swahili Studies from the multidisciplinary perspective of scholars and researchers from across cultures, disciplines, linguistic practice and countries.
International Colloquium on Re-visioning The Knowledge Lifecycle11-12 February 2021CIKS (AIIKS hub) (Convener) with international participation (University of Zululand, Harmonic Connections, Dr Doula (USA), Parakerja Disability Institute (Indonesia)Epistemic Disjunctures and Harmonies; “Knowledge” in IKS and The Integration of Knowledge Production, Management and Preservation; Taking Stock: Documenting and Digitizing (Im)Possibilities; Creative and Community Based Strategies for IKS Advocacy
Guest lectures on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems – AIIKS and University of Adelaide, Australia 14 October 2020AIIKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems) Knowledge Exchange with IKS Programme, University of Adelaide, Australia through Guest Lectures (Prof H.O Kaya, AIIKS Hub, University of KwaZulu-Natal)Advancement of African Indigenous Scholarship through Complementarity of Knowledge systems
4th JEF-KRA Global Risk Symposium with focus on COVID-1912-13 October 2020CIKS (AIIKS Hub) in collaboration with Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) and Komatsu Research & Advisory (KRA) (UK), (Convenor); Advancing the paradigm of Building on the Indigenous in Global Risk: The Importance of Indigenous Knowledge and Global Diversity
Launch of the Durban Climate Action Plan3 September 2020CIKS as AIIKS in collaboration with the eThekwini Municipality C40 Leadership GroupLaunch of the Durban Climate Action Plan