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A case for the promotion of indigenous knowledge for entrepreneurship development in developing countries: The case of Botswana

Authore(s) : Isaac N Mazonde || ProfessorDepartment of Environmental ScienceUniversity of Botswana. e-mail: mazondei@mopipi.ub.bw.

Volume : (13), Issue : 205, January - 2019

Abstract : The past decade has experienced economic recession which has manifested itself in higher unemployment figures, especially among the youth including university graduates. For those countries endowed with indigenous knowledge and biodiversities that can be tapped for food, medicines and other commercializable uses the exploitation, and beneficiation of such resources present opportunities for creating sustainable jobs outside the framework of conventional stateled employment. This paper attempts to show how the nation can build on that synergy to enhance the employment opportunities for its citizens.

Keywords :Self-employment; indigenous knowledge; economic diversification; intellectual property rights; entrepreneurship; biodiversity.

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The case of Botswana

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