The question I have been asking myself up to date still remain unanswered. Science it is said is universal from a variety of perspectives. Please advice me. Where is African Science and other Sciences from Latin Americ and Asia ? I have a feeling that some of the sciences that have not been written about it is time now to expose them. Hopefully, they will be of good standing to address issues of climate change. That is to mobilise the resources and map out the plans and introduce the very strategies that have been utilised over time deal with nature. Here, I am ta;lking about the richness of idigenous knowledge that has been neglected for so long as the age of the developoment of societies. I am worried because some of the developmental processes when it comes to agricultural production in Africa much has been said by experts that the modalities utilised are archaic and cannot sustain the current population increase while on the other hand a lot of interference is taking place to chart the way forward for the continent with regards to its food production processes. What went wrong as well as one could ask as to where has African science gone?
The developing countries forest areas are in danger of being owned by foreign nations should the proposal for the inclusion of forests in the carbon trading negotiations currently taking place in Accra Ghana is allowed. This in other words will exonerate the so called rich of this world to deal with their respective situations with regards to their emision reductions. Billions of people worldwide whose livelihood depend on these forests will be left without with nothing to survive. I feel that the current negotiations are not conducted in good faith to address the issues of global warming as other countries will benefit at the expence of others. There is no way in which millions can be spent as investment in one country in order to excuse the other from carrying out its resoponsibility at home. The conclusion of the talks in Ghana do not at all serve any purpose for a platform for further negotiations in Poland later this year for COPENHAGEN next year.
I cannot agree with you more than what you have already said. However, radio is a valuable tool to inform and educate people about a variety of issues related to their way of living and bringing about change to peoples lives. This should be done in a way that the language understood by all the people in the area or region must reflect their value systemand not undermine their cultural heritage. A lot has been said about radio. In times of conflict it could be utilised as a deadly weapon to misinform and destroy the minds of the people as it has been witnessed before. Looking at the recent developments with regards to the New Information Order many world cocommunities have succeeded in their developmental programmes due to information through the radio. I hope for now this would give you and idea about radio.
Hi! Christina Scott,
Busy as always. I have been following the First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources aimed at addressing a Livestock Meltdown that is occuring as Hardy Third World Farm Animals Face Extinction that has just ended last week on Friday 07.09.07, African Union's African Women on Science and Technology, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification meeting in Madrid, keeping an eye on the Information Highway conference in Grahamstown, the EarthLife Africa Cape Town appeal against Eskom, ForgeAhead highlighting skills shortage reigning supreme in the three tiers of government on Information and Communications Technology, The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa and Sanlam partnership launch to manage South Africa's marine and freshwaterwater situation. The annual Stockholm International Water Week. They are in the same pot. Thanks for your kind comments about my page.
I agree with you my friend ! Until truth reaches our kitchen where our sisters, mothers and women are spending important part of the time for the wellbeing of our families and society,we can not have the taste of real development.
The role played by the majority section of the world's population, that is women in science and technology has not been taken seriously. This happens mostly in our rural communities where some of the sciences utilised in the preservation of food, manufacture and the development of medicines which today are termed primitive, ignore the fact that without the initiative a lot of what is termed modern fails to address and respond including a denial to have originated from the same primitive science. Why is it that the old way of doing things are being criticised, looked down and not appreciated. I would like to found out from women scientists as to what is impeding other women to becoming scientists? What did they do to overcome the various obstacles. The treatment of women scientists by their male conuterparts?
I really interest to learn more about the radio. Because radio is one of the media thatvery effective to popularize all information. I do appreciate your job, and I agree that knowledge is transffered from one generation to thenext.We know that the potential radio community are a good target of communication, it makes the message can be pupularize simultaneously, and the radio can be followed by illiteracy community.
I do appreciate your opinion. Ancient wisdom and knowledge utilised technology that was based on the value systems that existed at the time. I must say that with the development of societies, it is a fact that we look at our values not the same way as in ancient times. Why is is that when taking stock of where we come from, that particulat period is being named names. I am of the opinion that the same terchnologies used today, forms part of where we are coming from. Maybe, it would be wise for us to find out as to how the orally knowledge was passed from one generation to another up to what we term technologies that can be able to read what was read in a particular way during its time and space. I do not think in any way that there has been any shortcut to where we are in the 21st century. What happened to the students who were part of the project carried out then? How do they feel about what they did then, looking at myths and all that became part of their perception of the work they were doing.
Thanks for extending your arm of friendship. I count it a pleasure to be your friend. Infact you are the first person I am meeting on this network, thanks. I know we will have great learning. I see we share alot of interests together.
Have fun. EMEKA
Wandile and Maggie,
I am interested in learning more about the potential for community radio as a tool for science literacy. I am currently exploring the feasibility of setting up a community radio facility at John Osogo High School in western Kenya. I would appreciate any leads you can offer.
I am really interested to learn more about the radio as a space for change. I recently went to northern Uganda, Gulu to look at how MegaFM radio actors are creating a space for dialogue and debate. I hope to have this research ready by Sept to share and would value your feedback.
Your vast area or work is imperative and intriguing. I also share many things of your work and interest. I do not know the manifestation of climate change in your region. What would be the ultimate catastrophic results of climate change in your area?
I would like to share with you other issues as well.
With kind regards,