Science and Tradition: Roots and Wings for Development

International Conference organized by the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences and UNESCO, Brussels 5 - 6 April 2001.

See also the collection of papers from this conference.

 

Programme and Abstracts

Thursday 5 April 2001 – 3 p.m. : Opening Session

Hugo BAETENS BEARDSMORE, President Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences

Koïchiro MATSUURA, Director General UNESCO

Yvan YLIEFF, Government Commissioner in charge of Scientific Policy

 

 

Friday 6 April 2001

Panel 1: Knowledge, Tradition and Modernity (coordinator: R. Devisch)

Cultures, Sciences and Endogenous Knowledge Practices: Anthropological Perspectives
René DEVISCH

Traditional Sciences, Spiritual Quest and Modernity: Some Reflections on the Indian Ethos
B. V. SUBBARAYAPPA

Pratiques savantes et savoirs traditionnels en pays d’Islam: l’exemple des sciences exactes
Ahmed DJEBBAR

 

Panel 2: Traditional Knowledge: Risks and Expectations (coordinator: F. Malaisse)

Lessons from the Past for a Better Future: Ethnoecology, a Promising Link between Tradition and Science regarding Biodiversity Management
François MALAISSE

Mexican Ethnopedology. The Experience on Soil Maps
Carlos ORTIZ SOLORIO and Maria del Carmen GUTIERREZ-CASTORENA

Nutrition and Development at Community Levels: the Philippines Experience
Josefa EUSEBIO

 

Panel 3: Strengthening Linkages and Synergies (coordinator: Saydil Touré)

Sciences et traditions: une conjugaison d’avenir. Un cas typique: la poterie à Safi (Maroc)
Ahmed SOUISSI et al.

Science and Traditions at the Meeting-Place of Giving and Receiving
Saydil TOURE

Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) in a Global Society
Douglas NAKASHIMA (UNESCO)

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