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7-8 November 2018
Emperors Palace Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Professional Speakers

African Indigenous Knowledge Summit 

Today, a growing number of African governments, educational  institutions and international development agencies  recognize that local level knowledge and organizations provide the foundation for participatory approaches to development that are both cost-effective and sustainable. During the past decade, a rapidly growing set of evidence indicates a strong relationship between AIKS and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.



  • Academics
  • Officials from university departments of; Linguistics, African, Languages and Literature, Curriculum Studies
  • Language Practitioners
  • African Languages Research Institute officials
  • Officials from Departments of: Arts and Culture; Basic Education, Environmental Affairs; Science and Technology; Water Affairs; Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Chief Directors
  • Rural Development Practitioners
  • Knowledge Management
  • University Deans
  • African Indigenous Knowledge Holders
  • Policy Makers



  • Cultural Directors/Managers/Officers
  • College and University Lecturers.
  • Members of Provincial and National Parliaments
  • AU Secretariat staff
  • National Indigenous Knowledge Systems staff
  • Agriculture Research Institutions
  • African Centre for Gender and Development
  • Programme Managers at African Radio and TV Stations
  • African Languages Research Institutions in Africa
  • Echo-Tourism Centres staff
  • Property Attorneys
  • Policy Makers
  • Agricultural Experts


This summit will re-affirm that AIKS is a key element of the social capital of Africans and constitute their main asset in efforts to gain control of their own lives. The gathering will highlight a growing appreciation of the value of Intellectual Property and the importance of anchoring development in local knowledge and skills.



  • Unpack a Reflective Leadership Framework For Sustainable Organizations In Africa: An Indigenous Knowledge Systems Perspective
  • Explore how to interface AIK with other knowledge systems in the knowledge economy
  • Appreciate opportunities and challenges for AIKS in Indigenous and sustainable development
  • Discuss strategies of incorporating AIKS into the formal education system
  • Reflect on the possibility of Integrating of traditional medicine into national health systems in Africa


”Thank you kindly for receiving me and wonderful hospitality.”

Khanyisa Malabi:, Vertical Services Provider

”Much appreciated, it was indeed an insightful 2 days.”

Mr. Kholisile Mpophoma: , USAASA

”It was delightful to meet you and thanks so much for the invitation to the Smart Cites Africa it was stimulating and super exciting.
I loved the Summit and all the sharing with visitors..”

Annelise Grobler: , CEO- Aqua Salveo

”Thank you for organizing such event, it was very informative and
Looking forward to the next event”

Andre Chale: , Teclado Technologies

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Registration fee provides full participation in the conference including:
  • Registration
  • Conference Materials
  • Morning Refreshments
  • Mid-day Refreshments
  • Afternoon Refreshments
Whats not included on the event cost:
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Contact our friendly staff, should you need assistance.
  • We Accept: Bank Cheques / Electronic Bank Transfers / Bank Deposits
Kindly provide your contact details and a registration form will be emailed to you.
7-8 November 2018 Emperors Palace Hotel, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Book and pay before 30 July 2018 and save 20% per delegate.
  • Book for 5 delegates and the 6th attends for free.
  • Contact our sales team for more discount options.

Event Location

African Indigenous Knowledge Summit Venue

64 Jones Road,

Kempton Park,

1627, South Africa

+27 11 618 6049


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