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Title:Sustainable development and indigenous knowledge systems in Nigeria: the role of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER)
Authors:Phillips, Adedotun O.ISNI
Titilola, S. OguntunjiISNI
Book title:The cultural dimension of development: indigenous knowledge systems
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:research centres
Abstract:The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) is a federal government institution which plays an important role in the promotion of social and economic development in Nigeria. Currently, the issue of the use and importance of indigenous knowledge systems in development is assuming an important dimension in Nigeria. To ensure that valuable indigenous knowledge is identified and applied in the improvement of living conditions in Nigeria NISER, in collaboration with similar institutions worldwide, established two related institutions: the African Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (ARCIK) and the Nigerian Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (NIRCIK). These centres, which became operational in late 1990, have the following broad objectives: 1) Promote the incorporation of indigenous knowledge in the design and implementation of development programmes within Africa and Nigeria; 2) Establish an African resource programme for indigenous knowledge at NISER; 3) Integrate a regional programme for indigenous knowledge into the global network of regional and national resource centres for indigenous knowledge.