The Challenges of repackaging Traditional Knowledge in the Context of Intellectual Property Rights: Case of Zimbabwe and Uganda
This paper is based on two case studies of Uganda and Zimbabwe. It gives a brief overview of Traditional Knowledge (TK) and defines the key concepts: TK/IK, Intellectual Property and repackaging of information. Through observation, face to face interviews and literature analysis, the paper discusses: Role of Higher Education Institutions in promoting TK, challenges of TK with special reference to challenges related to characteristics of TK, Challenges of protecting TK and Challenges of Repackaging TK. The paper further discusses women’s role in the preservation of TK and the reasons why traditional knowledge is lowly appreciated with recommendations towards repackaging traditional knowledge to spur development.
This paper gives a brief overview of Traditional Knowledge and defines the key concept s of Intellectual Property and repackaging of information
Traditional knowledge, Indigenous Knowledge, Intellectual Property
Chisita, Collence and Kaddu, Sarah, 2009. The Challenges of repackaging Traditional Knowledge in the Context of Intellectual Property Rights: Case of Zimbabwe and Uganda. A paper presented at the International Conference on Knowledge Management October, 2009 at Protea Hotel, Kampala