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About HERITAGE CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT: AFRICA

Dr Susan O. Keitumetse competed for and won two separate Commonwealth scholarships both to University of Cambridge, UK , where she pursued MPhil (Archaeological Heritage Management and Museums) and later on PhD (African cultural heritage and Sustainable Development). Before she had obtained a BA degree (Archaeology and Environmental Sciences) and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Geography and History) from the University of Botswana. During her post-graduate studies, she combined both environmental science and archaeology disciplines to venture into the broader cultural and heritage management studies with a particular focus on sustainable development and cultural heritage management at the department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. With a view to catalyze a linkage between environment and cultural heritage in Africa, Dr Keitumetse conducted various researches and published works that illustrate the relevance of cultural and heritage resources for the broader environmental conservation. She works at the University of Botswana’s Okavango Research Institute as a researcher in cultural heritage and tourism where she undertakes applied research in areas such as the Okavango inland Delta World Heritage Site and Kalahari areas. Of particular note is her developing conservation model of Community-Based Cultural Heritage Resources Management (COBACHREM) to guide local communities and practitioners’ initiatives towards sustainable use of cultural heritage resources for social development. Dr Keitumetse is an associate editor of the journal Environment, Development, and Sustainability published by Springer. She also sits in the editorial board of the international journal of community archaeology and heritage, published by Taylor and Francis, as well as the International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development published by Green Lines Institute, Portugal. Dr Keitumetse has both national and international experience from across the world. She has won academic grants for research fellowships in international institutions that include; the Rockefeller Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA; the Watson Scholar Fellowship at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA and the Wenner-Gren Foundation research grant for research on ‘historical archaeology of marginal landscapes of eastern Botswana’. Outside academia and in international development Dr Keitumetse has worked and continues to work with institutions such as UNESCO as an expert advisor, examiner, facilitator, and consultant within the intangible cultural heritage section. She has corporate governance experience from African government parastatal institution dealing with environment, heritage, tourism and land use planning. These are derived from her tenure as a board director of Botswana Tourism Organisation for six years, where she also chaired a quality assurance committee of the board dealing with grading and certifying tourism accommodation. Her overall research interests are in the areas of sustainable development and cultural heritage conservation; historical archaeology; community heritage management; communal cultural identities; heritage tourism; heritage and protected areas; international management of cultural heritage; amongst others. Dr Susan Keitumetse has published extensively in the field of cultural heritage conservation and management in Africa, Her works comprise of peer-reviewed articles in international journals; peer-reviewed book chapters; refereed conference proceedings; and technical reports in international periodicals, magazines and newspapers. These can be accessed through search engines such as Google Scholar and LinkedIn. *********************************************************************************************

Youth and Heritage in Africa: Hit song on Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania by youths

Newest hit entitled “Africa’s heritage”, created to celebrate the African World Heritage Day! – Ngorongoro youths under the leadership of Dr Elgidius Ichumbaki (University of Dar Es Salaam).   Hit song by youths on Ngorongoro heritage – Celebrating African Heritage It … Continue reading

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New book published – © 2018 – Aspects of Management Planning for Cultural World Heritage Sites Principles, Approaches and Practices Edited volume by Makuvaza, Simon (Ed.)

  © 2018 Aspects of Management Planning for Cultural World Heritage Sites Principles, Approaches and Practices Editors: Makuvaza, Simon (Ed.) Reviews links and synergies with other legal instruments such as the UNESCO Recommendation on International Principles Applicable to Archaeological Excavations … Continue reading

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Book review of “African cultural heritage conservation and Management”… by Ashton Sinamai

To cite this article: Ashton Sinamai (2018) African Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management: Theory and Practice from Southern Africa, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 20:1, 52-54, DOI: 10.1080/13505033.2018.1430444  

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Book review …by Jesmael Mataga

Book Reviews Susan O. Keitumetse, 2016. African Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management: Theory and Practice from Southern Africa. Author:   Jesmael Mataga How to Cite: Mataga, J., (2018). Susan O. Keitumetse, 2016. African Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management: Theory and Practice … Continue reading

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Cultural heritage resources and SD goals: What can it be?

     

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BOOK REVIEW – perceptions of sustainability in heritage studies

In 2005 Keitumetse undertook a thesis on heritage and sustainable development at University of Cambridge’s Archaeology department following an observation that the link between the important policy of sustainable development and the emanating and broader heritage studies were missing (Keitumetse … Continue reading

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Cultural heritage of nature-tourism gateway communities & their landscapes

Originally posted on Heritage Conservation & Management 4 Africa:
Suryeing cultural heritage of wetlands ABSTRACT:      This paper focuses on our research in Maun village, near Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site (OD-WHS), Botswana. We hoped to illuminate the presence and…

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