Indigenous Knowledge Systems is an Information Science specialization with knowledge, skills, practices and attitudes on theoretical, development, implementation and utilization of indigenous knowledge practices. Professional advancement and pathway that is designed to appreciate and value the potential of information needs and wants in the society based on indigenous knowledge best practices.

Information is fundamental asset and resource for human development and societal transformation. Indigenous knowledge systems need to be integrated into the contemporary knowledge based environment in order to manage resources and support decisions. It deals with African indigenous knowledge systems; indigenous knowledge practices; indigenous governance and leadership systems; Indigenous cultural and social systems; indigenous health, legal, environmental, religious and entrepreneurship; and indigenous knowledge and sustainable development goals.