Indigenous knowledge essential in addressing development challenges
Local people have wisdom and traditional knowledge on how to use and manage their land and other resources. Modern African states, however, rely on state law and policies for natural resource control and management.

In her paper titled “Traditional Wisdom in Land Use and Resource Management Among the Lugbara of Uganda: A Historical Perspective”, BSU Fellow Dr. Agatha Alidri argues that while pursuing development as well as addressing its challenges, it is important to consider local knowledge and practices.

Dr. Alidri states: “Development and its problems could be addressed by using the people’s indigenous knowledge (IK) and wisdom, science and technology, resource use practices and decision-making, and sociocultural value systems. This strategy would answer the question, ‘development for whom?’” You can access Dr. Alidri’s abstract and full paper through Sage Journals.


Building Stronger Universities (BSU)-Gulu is a multifaceted programme aimed at strengthening research capacity at Gulu University in northern Uganda