Traditional African values and their use in implementing Agenda 21

Traditional African values and their use in implementing Agenda 21

This article argues that efforts to achieve the promotion of sustainable development within the framework of Agenda 21 should be based on reexamining and applying indigenous knowledge and techniques, as opposed to the wholesale importation of Westernized methods and ideas. The aim should be to attain the optimum combination of the best practices from traditional and modern knowledge. At the same time, the article gives many examples of African approaches to environmental concerns.

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