Gamification as a means to enhance the preservation of indigenous knowledge in Namibia
By Ndeupewa K Nakamwe (Honours in progress)

Pewa2The extinction of indigenous knowledge faces a great threat in Namibia as the elderly’s of the country find it challenging to pass on the knowledge and cultural practices to the youth, mostly due to urban migration. Moreover youth has often not shown interest in learning IK. Recent developments of cultural heritage technologies with Namibian indigenous communities have opened new opportunities for knowledge transfer to the youth. This research is therefore aimed at exploring gaming as the tool that could be deemed effective for use by the youth in order to engage with t IK and cultural practices. Different game strategies and popular games will be investigated as a suitable basis to integrate local cultural heritage.

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