Endogenous Development and Transdisciplinarity in Higher Education, Challenges for the co-evolution of mainstream and Endogenous Knowledge Traditions
Place : Cochabamba Bolivia, October 28th - November 6th, 2011
FRLHT (Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions) is a knowledge institute with a vision to revitalize the Indian Medical Heritage. Its Mission is to demonstrate contemporary relevance of Indian Medical Heritage by designing and implementing innovative programme on a size and scale that will have societal impact. The three thrust areas of FRLHTs work are:
- Conservation of natural resources used by Indian Systems of Medicine
- Demonstrate the contemporary relevance of traditional knowledge
- Revitalisation of social processes for transmission of heritage
FRLHT has been pioneering in endogenous research, training and development processes related to traditional health sciences. It has built up a reputation in this field and has started collaborative activities with other research and development centers in the country including the Government.
CAPACITY AND THEORY BUILDING FOR UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH CENTERS IN ENDOGENOUS DEVELOPMENT (CAPTURED)
The main objective of the CAPTURED programme is to build capacities for the transformation of Universities and Research centres in South by integration of formation, trans-disciplinary research and social interaction with local healers and indigenous communities, considering the revitalization of local knowledge and wisdom of the indigenous people in dialogue with the knowledge of western sciences. It also envisage to systematically elaborate concepts, theories, methodologies and techniques for trans-disciplinary doctoral research including the development of a curriculum on inter-cultural science and applications of research to support endogenous development in rural communities.