As part of the unwavering efforts to promote, elevate and exchange indigenous knowledge a Knowledge fair was held in Epupa in April 2021.
The SCIONA Knowledge Fair, a first of its kind in Namibia, is slated to take place on 13-15 April 2021 in the Kunene Region.
In 2020, the Cluster was awarded a Carl Schlettwein Foundation grant to enable the safeguard of the Ovahimbacultural heritage by co-creating a digital repository of intangible cultural Ovahimba heritage in collaboration with the Ovahimba community members from Kunene, based on previous recordings.
Over the years, a large amount of data on the Ovahimba communities has been recorded and documented. However, this collection and dissemination are mainly done from an outsider's perspective (Saarinen, 2011).
Researchers and students from the IK research cluster under the SCIONA project (sciona.nust.na) collaborated over five days with 26 community para ecologists from Epupa and Okangwati conservancies.
Researchers under the IK cluster, led by Professor Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, traveled to Epupa and Okanguati from the 20 to 26 July 2020 as part of their explorations and research work under the SCIONA project.
In November 2019, Dr Kasper Rodil from the Aalborg University in Denmark travelled to Namibia.
The IK Cluster is part of a three-year EU funded project, called SCIONA. Focusing on Community based natural resource management.
Never in a million years would the folks from the village of Erindiroukambe in the Omaheke Region,
Although the wider motivation and principles of Participatory Design (PD) are universal its concepts and techniques are highly contextual. Community-based co-design is a variation of PD, where processes are negotiated within the interaction.
As a National Project to preserve IK two teams from NUST (FCI) and UNAM (MRC) embarked on a trip to conduct research in Hardap region.
On July 20 a five man team consisting of two lecturers Mr Gereon Koch Kapuire and Mr Colin Stanley, Professor Jesse V. Johnson and two undergraduate students
This article is intended to present the outcomes of the community engagement workshop that took place in Mariental on the 12th of April 2016.
During the 13th to the 15th of April 2016, Gereon Koch Kapuire attended a conference to engage with professionals, entrepreneurs, academics and all people passionate
On the 7th till 10th of December 2015, Gereon Koch Kapuire attended the 27th Australian Conference in Human-Computer Interaction, which was held at the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne
A trip to Erindiroukambe (our research site) was scheduled for the weekend of the 16-18th October.
In October 2015 two ovaHimba male elders and four youngsters took part of this session held in Otjise, a village in the Kunene region in the North of Namibia.
The team of Gereon Koch Kapuire with two honors students Michael Chamunorwa and Donovan Maasz made a visit to Erindiroukambe (our research site) during the weekend
In March 2015, lecturer and facilitator Gereon Koch Kapuire (Namibia University of Science and Technology), PhD candidate Daniel G. Cabrero (University of West London and current exchange-researcher
In March 2015, and scaffolding from both, a first trip towards Persona Co-Design undertaken in October 2014 and the learning experiences obtained at that time,
In November 2014, lecturer and facilitator Gereon Koch Kapuire (Namibia University of Science and Technology) and PhD candidate Daniel G. Cabrero
In November 2014, lecturer and facilitator Gereon Koch Kapuire (Namibia University of Science and Technology), PhD candidate Daniel G. Cabrero (University of West London and current exchange-researcher at Namibia University of Science and Technology) revisited a female elder who we worked with last October
Based on the first trip towards Persona Co-Design undertaken on 20th, 21st and 22nd of October 2014, and with the learning experiences obtained from this, lecturer and facilitator Gereon Koch Kapuire
As technologists and computer scientists we are always triggered to explore new ideas with our community members. The local research team from the
One of the biggest highlights in the history of design in Namibia was the Participatory Design Conference held on the African continent for the first time. This was a long awaited event as it put Namibia and especially the Polytechnic of Namibia on the map with other researchers in participatory design.
In August 2013 our local core team from the Polytechnic of Namibia, Gereon Kapuire, Colin Stanley, Shilumbe Chivuno-Kuria and Heike Winschiers-Theophilus