• Determine why development agencies, national governments, urban elites, and educational systems devalue local knowledge, and identify measures that can be taken to reverse this situation.

  • Describe the structural and philosophical changes that would allow development agencies to use local knowledge more effectively in development activities.

  • Identify and characterize local and national institutions that currently record local knowledge and are most appropriate for recording and disseminating it.

  • Determine the intellectual property rights issues associated with local knowledge and whether local or national institutions can ensure these rights.

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