Category Archives: INTERNATIONAL ISDUES & DEBATES

Discussions adding heritage flavour to special events and days around the globe

The Eco‐tourism of Cultural Heritage Management (ECT‐CHM): Linking Heritage and ‘Environment’ in the Okavango Delta Regions of Botswana

Abstract The principles of eco‐tourism allude to the importance of socio‐cultural and psycho‐social aspects in natural resources management. However, approaches to natural resources management are more often addressed in isolation from cultural and heritage resources. For Botswana, this loophole is … Continue reading

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CONFERENCE: Participatory governance in Culture

“Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies.DO IT TOGETHER” 22nd – 24th November 2017, Rijeka, Croatia MORE INFORMATION ON LINK BELOW: http://conference.participatory-governance-in-culture.net/ Organised by Kultura Nova Foundation, in partnership with Rijeka 2020 LLC and in collaboration with the … Continue reading

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***C O N F E R E N C E*** Development and Best Practices of (Archaeological) Heritage Management As a Course

CONFERENCE: Development and Best Practices of (Archaeological) Heritage Management As a Course REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  Please go to the registration page for more information. The University of Helsinki, Friends of ICAHM, Museum Centre Vapriikki, Pirkanmaa Provincial Museum and Newcastle University … Continue reading

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African Cultural Heritage Resources as a Needle in ‘Environment’ Haystack: Changing Perceptions and Re-thinking African Environmental Conservation

The word ‘Conservation’ in African landscapes is a popular term. However, the word ‘conservation’ is rarely associated with cultural heritage resources present in these geographical spaces. Why? Because most of southern African protected landscapes conservation strategies are perceived through the … Continue reading

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African wetlands and cultural heritage: Enhancing conservation and diversifying participation

February 02nd was annual World Wetlands Day, carrying a theme of “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction“. A number of issues come to mind when thinking of risks to wetlands, with the most common being climate change.  However, just as much … Continue reading

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Africa’s post-colonial jubilees & potential heritage offerings: Botswana & Lesotho 50th independence celebrations

The aim of this article is to provide a new way for audiences to interrogate the relevance of heritage management for our contemporary needs, and perhaps in future policies call for more robust engagements in the area of heritage management in … Continue reading

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SYMPOSIUM CALL: 5th Symposium “Challenges for NGOs in the promotion of ICH values” – 5th ICH NGO Forum Symposium – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – November 27, 2016

The safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is becoming a topic of focus in African cultural heritage management. This development is taking place through various mediums, some of the most exciting being through NGOs, rather than a full dependency on … Continue reading

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