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KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS (KK)

Knowledge Keepers are the living guardians of the TK systems embedded in the cultural traditions of regional, local and indigenous communities and expressed in culture, agricultural practices, legends, folklore, rituals, songs, laws. They include farmers, ranchers, gatherers, makers and artisans that are deeply connected to their territory.

Protect your traditional knowledge and transfer it to new generations.
Tell us more about yourself and share your stories, practices and products.

KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS (KS)

Knowledge Seekers are individuals that help Knowledge Keepers to document and transmit their knowledge to future generations. They expand appreciation of the Knowledge Keepers’ contribution to community resilience by collecting KK’s stories, practices, traditions and make them available online through the Creative Knowledge Platform.

Learn about your territory and contribute to the local community. Become a knowledge seeker.

VOLUNTEER

We think that people and local organizations are the pillars of the community. If you believe in our mission to reinforce the role of Traditional Knowledge (TK), use Creative Knowledge (CK) and techniques to enhance the wellbeing of unique and diverse communities in a more sustainable environment and resilient economy, please volunteer with us. 

TRAINING PROGRAMS
FOR STUDENT/VOLUNTEERS

We offer online training classes to give students/volunteers the chance to strengthen their skills and knowledge about unique cultural assets, and become Knowledge Seekers.

The ITKI Foundation seeks to give participants broad exposure to the realities of the different projects carried out students/volunteers will have unique opportunities to interact with Knowledge Keepers, Knowledge Seekers, teachers, communities, local organizations, and contribute to highlight the unique assets of a territory.

CREATIVE KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITIES (CKC)

ITKI Foundation encourages the development of Creative Knowledge Communities (CKC) that use the Creative Knowledge Platform to fuel creative work, produce new knowledge and innovations based on Traditional Knowledge, feature the Knowledge Keepers of the local communities, and communicate Best Practices and Case Studies with the help of new technologies.

Be the first to build a CKC in your territory.

WHO WE ARE

ABOUT US

ITKI Foundation (ITKIF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that works closely with local entities as well as other organizations to promote SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS based on Traditional Knowledge systems, and the use of innovative practices and Internet-based tools.