The management of PaxHerbals Clinic and Research Laboratories in collaboration with its subsidiary Ofure (Pax) Integral Research and Development Initiative (OFIRDI) is organising an international conference on indigenous traditional knowledge.
According to the convener, Rev Father Anselm Adodo it will hold between October 5 and 6 at Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos.
It has as theme: The contribution of indigenous knowledge in stimulating integral development in Nigeria and Africa.
Partnering PaxHerbal are: Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, and Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
The organisers said conference aimed at bringing together researchers, scientists, research scholars, entrepreneurs, health care practitioners and health technologists to discuss, exchange and share their experiences and research results in all aspects of indigenous knowledge in health care and health policy, traditional medicine research and practice, community development, local innovations in agriculture, biodiversity, solar technology and business enterprise.
The organisers also said there was an urgent need to examine approaches to education, healthcare, technologies, enterprise, agriculture and development in the country, and propose new methodologies, new approaches and new action plans.
The common thread weaving these diverse topics together is the need to stimulate integral development in Nigeria and in Africa.
They added that as such, the conference would focuse on applying trans-disciplinary approach to development issues that have impeded rather sustainable development.