In November 2019, Prof Kasper Rodil form the Aalborg University in Denmark travelled to Namibia. During his stay he interacted with the IK cluster members based in Namibia. Prof Rodil demonstrated some of the technology that he is working with, particularly VR. He brought a VR device that the local IK cluster members tried out. It was a fascinating experience, and many different use cases were formulated.
The IK Cluster is part of a three-year funded EU project, called SCIONA. The project aims “to strengthen cross-border ecosystem management and wildlife protection through co-designing and implementing conservation monitoring technology with the park authorities and surrounding communities. The IK cluster has extensively engaged local indigenious communities that are involved in the project. Through local community engagement, primarily co-design, several conservation management and monitoring technologies have been developed and continue to be developed.