• Director of the DSI-NRF Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CIKS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
• Prior to his appointment at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Prof. Kaya was the coordinator of the IKS Teaching and Research Programme at the North-West University (South Africa).
• He also the coordinated the NEPAD Agency IKS Regional Node for Southern Africa which encompasses 12 countries; and is the Patron of the African Young Scientists Initiative on Climate Change and IKS which organized the first International Student Conference on IKS and Climate Change and the COP17 Round Table Discussions in Durban (2011) on the Role of IKS and African Young Scientists in Climate Change.
• With Seleti, Y. N. (eds.) African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: An African Young Scientists Initiative, Durban: People’s Publisher, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9869936-2-6
• Disarticulation and Poor Incentive Programmes in African Economies. The Case of the Sisal Industry in Tanzania, Berlin: Schreiber Publishers, 1989. ISBN 3-9802071-1-0
• Peoples Participation Programmes and the Dilemma of Rural Leadership in Tanzania, Berlin: Schreiber Publishers, 1989. ISBN 3-9802071-0-2
• Problems of Regional Development in Tanzania: A Case Study of the Tanga Region, Saarbruecken: Breitenbach Publishers, 1985. ISBN 3-88156-302-4
• Demand for Major Fruit Tree Seedlings by Village Farms and farmers in the Lowland Areas of the Tanga Region (Tanzania). Consultative Study for the Tanga Integrated Rural Development Programme. Joint Publication with the Centre for Advanced Training in Agricultural Development (CATAD). Aichtal: Josef Margraf Publishers, 1986. ISBN 3-924333-62-9
• Sikhism (for Cambridge University Press), and Geophilosophical Encounters: Decolonial Dialogues Between Sikh and Deleuzian Thought (Edinburgh University Press, under review); and Sikh Philosophy (Bloomsbury).
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