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Open Science and Traditional Knowledge

Open Science and Traditional Knowledge Open Science is revolutionary, just like open source in the field of Information Technology. From the perspective of the communities that most universities and researchers collect knowledge from, I will share a few points. Indigenous Peoples have compelling links to long-standing traditional knowledge systems on food, medicine, and even biodiversity […]

A new dawn for wildlife conservation in Kenya: opportunities and shortcomings.

A new dawn for wildlife conservation in Kenya: opportunities and shortcomings. BY Washington Barasa A little history Indigenous Peoples involvement in wildlife conservation in Kenya begun to gain momentum upon review of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act in 2013.  Historically, the people left wildlife conservation entirely to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife which has the […]

Current Programming and Milestones

Being a start-up organization, Jamii Asilia Centre has in its first year of existence made an incredible mark. When the pandemic hit, the Endorois and Ilchamus in Baringo Sub-County in Kenya had been experiencing fast-rising water levels in their lake systems – Lakes Baringo and Bogoria. Jamii Asilia, with the support of Land is Life, commissioned scientific research […]

Enhancing agro-pastoralists’ resilience amongst the Endorois youth and women towards indigenous food sovereignty

Enhancing agro-pastoralists’ resilience amongst the Endorois youth and women towards indigenous food sovereignty The pastoralist Endorois community in the target area have practised transhumance indigenous cattle rearing since time immemorial. The areas of Kapkuikui, Kaptombes and Sandai are climatically semi-arid and has been classified as an Arid and Semi-Arid Land and in an agro-pastoral marginalized […]

Water Rising Report

Report on water rising levels in Lakes Baringo and Bogoria  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Endorois and Ilchamus in Marigat Sub-County in Kenya had already been experiencing fast-rising water levels in their lake systems due to among other causes, climate change affecting ecological balance and its rich biodiversity. The said rise in water levels […]

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