Category Archives: CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

AFRICAN HERITAGE DAY: REFLECTIONS TOWARDS THE FUTURE

Today, 05th May, is African world heritage day. This is as observed by international organisations such as UNESCO (refer http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1364/). As we celebrate this day the main question that may come to many is what is African world heritage? How does it … Continue reading

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Book Chpt. #8 -Mainstreaming African Cultural Resources: Heritage and Development

          ABSTRACT:        The chapters of this book have repeatedly demonstrated that management of cultural resources in Africa entails topics of environment, stakeholders, management conventions, politics of the past in the present, community-based conservation, sustainable interpretation, … Continue reading

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Chpt#4: Building Sustainable Communities Using Cultural Heritage Resources: Community-Based Cultural Heritage Resources Management (COBACHREM)

 Abstract: The precautionary principle of sustainable development requires that conservation measures be developed prior to destruction of a resource. Development of a community-based cultural heritage resources management (COBACHREM) model aims to provide a point of departure for African cultural conservation, … Continue reading

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Brexit and African heritage: opportunities and challenges

June 24th saw Britain’s ‘leave’ EU campaign winning by a large margin. The ‘stay’ campaign had brought out all the negative possibilities that could arise in the event of leaving the EU but has not touched much on other specific … Continue reading

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HERITAGE IN REFUGE: MOBILE-VIRTUAL IDENTITIES OF REFUGEES

World refugee day is 20th June 2016 this year. Whereas this community goes through numerous challenges along their numerous journeys, one aspect in particular is usually neglected -That is the impa… Source: HERITAGE IN REFUGE: MOBILE-VIRTUAL IDENTITIES OF REFUGEES

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Urban Age Scholarship for LSE Executive Master of Science in Cities – via African World Heritage Fund

Click link below for full detail… http://awhf.net/index.php/2016/04/19/urban-age-scholarship-for-lse-executive-master-of-science-in-cities/ The London School of Economics is pleased to announce the launch of the Urban Age Scholarship for the LSE Executive MSc in Cities, made possible through the Urban Age Programme. The Urban Age Programme is a … Continue reading

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BOOK RELEASES!!

BOOK CHAPTERS CONTENT SUMMARY:
Cultural heritage exists in different categories of physical environments (chapter 1) shaped by national and international management ideologies (chapter 2). Simultaneously these environments are populated by local people, whose constantly evolving socio-political decisions determine the use of the environments (chapter 3). This characteristic of people being at the core of production and consumption activities of cultural heritage demand that cultural heritage practitioners develop focused management practices that address community-based engagements, hence chapter 4’s management tool. The frameworks from chapter 1 (the resources), chapter 2 (international management framework), chapter 3 (people) and chapter 4 (grassroots management frameworks) require a balancing framework to curb philosophical clashes that could negatively affect existence of the resources, hence chapter 5 on sustainable interpretation. In turn the management framework are to be standardized to provide a constant management direction and practice, a task allotted to contents of chapter 6 on standard setting and certification. Armed with the theoretical frameworks as well as standardized and consistent management tools, heritage managers can then engage the resource in socio-economic endeavours such as tourism with confidence (chapter 7). Similarly, ‘out of the box’ engagement of cultural and heritage resources can now be entertained, through modern day human development initiatives such as youth development, formal education, skills development, amongst others (Chapter 8).Thus Chapters 1-8 represent a group of topics that though seemingly divergent are coordinated by a scholarship theory of sustainable conservation and management. Continue reading

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