Director, Institute of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicines
The Directorate of Institute of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicuines is a newly created Directorate to complement the University's academic, research and community outreach and services activities. The institute is focused on exploring all kinds of indigenous knowledge systems in the context of people's cultures and socio-well-being to improve their livelihoods in the health industry, industrial growth and development, food security, unemployment, and socio-economic inequalities while preserving the heritage of the people and customs accumulated in time and space. The institute, having been built on an ethos of socio-cultural and anthropological practical values, is committed to enabling the widest possible access to affordable, quality and evidence-based healthcare services rooted in the centuries-old ethnocentric beliefs, experiences, and practices of traditions, cultures. taboos, customs, and norms in various human societies.