Work place: Muni University/Department of Computer and Information Science, Arua, 256, Uganda
Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture and Organization, Data Structures and Algorithms
Josephat O. Oroma is a Ph.D. student at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu - Finland and Lecture at, and the Acting Head of Department of Computer and Information Science, Muni University, Uganda. His research interests include Innovative and effective teaching methods, Gender and IT Education, ICT4D, Educational Research, and Cognitive Science. And more recently, he is gaining interests in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2018.05.05, Pub. Date: 8 May 2018
Indigenous Knowledge (IK), can be preserved using Information Systems in order to protect cultural heritage and disseminate local knowledge for development. This knowledge often passed on orally for generations has become significant in searching for answers to several world's critical problems, are at risk of becoming extinct. This "traditional wisdom" is highly useful in solving complex problems of health, agriculture, education, use of natural resources and the environment. The main challenges of IK are inadequate documentation and diminishing transmission channels. Both descriptive and quantitative methods are used in this study that focuses on highlighting the importance of indigenous knowledge in the sustainable development process and illustrating ways in which technology can be used to preserve it, thereby enriching the development process from a holistic perspective. This research strengthens the preservation of local IK, enhances its adoption in the formal educational settings, leads to improvement in scientific knowledge development and inspire sustainable community development using a holistic approach.[...] Read more.
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