Knowledge production is contested territory. Mainstream research methodologies continue to be based in Euro-American paradigms that exclude other knowledges. In our endeavour to indigenise health and development, we strive to undertake research that is rooted in African knowledges and philosophies. This includes making way for holders of indigenous knowledge to participate in the research in a way that foregrounds their lived experience. This is important to make sure that indigenous knowledge is harnessed in our search for solutions to complex sustainability issues that we face in Africa.

The following are some of the research questions that we are pursuing:

What is the role of indigenous midwifery in counteracting obstetric violence?

What role does indigenous justice framework play in responding to sexual violence in South Africa?

In what ways can the criminal justice system bring about healing for individuals, families, communities, and the nation?