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Title The management of cultural world heritage sites and development in Africa : history, nomination processes and representation on the World Heritage list / Simon Makuvaza, editor
Published Berlin : Springer, [2014]


Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in archaeology/SpringerBriefs in archaeological heritage management
SpringerBriefs in archaeology. SpringerBriefs in archaeological heritage management.
Contents Chapter 1: An Overview of the History of the Nomination of Cultural World Heritage Sites in Africa -- Chapter 2: The Role of the African World Heritage Fund in the Conservation of African World Heritage Sites -- Chapter 3: The contribution of ICAHM to the nomination of African cultural World Heritage Sites on the World Heritage List through the African Initiative Program -- Chapter 4: African States Parties, Support, Constraints, Challenges and Opportunities for Managing Cultural World Heritage Sites in Africa -- Chapter 5: The Management of Cultural World Heritage Sites in Africa and their Contribution to the Development of the Continent -- Chapter 6: The Management of cultural World Heritage Sites in Africa and their Contribution to Sustainable Development in the Continent -- Chapter 7: World Heritage Sites, Culture and Sustainable Communities in Africa -- Chapter 8: The Administration of Cultural World Heritage Sites and their Contribution to the Economic Empowerment of Local Communities in Africa
Summary Ever since the signing of the World Heritage Convention 40 years ago and ratified by 33 African countries, to date, only 43 cultural heritage sites have been successfully proclaimed as World Heritage Sites in Africa. These include archaeological and historical sites, religious monuments and cultural landscapes. This book is a re-evaluation of the nomination and management of cultural World Heritage sites in Africa from the late 1970s when the Island of Gorée of Senegal and the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia were first inscribed on the WHL until today. It considers whether a credible and well balanced WHL has been attained, especially in regards to the nomination of more sites in Africa. The book also examines the roles and contribution of various heritage organizations and African governments to the nomination and management of cultural World Heritage sites in Africa. Lastly, the volume also scrutinizes economic development, which may result from the nomination and successful management of cultural World Heritage sites in Africa
Analysis cultureel onderzoek
cultural research
cultureel erfgoed
cultural heritage
sociale wetenschappen
social sciences
Social Sciences (General)
Sociale wetenschappen (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject World Heritage areas -- Africa -- Management
Cultural property -- Africa -- Management
Historic preservation -- Africa
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Historic preservation
World Heritage areas -- Management
Cultural heritage.
Natural heritage.
Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (Paris, 23 November 1972)
Form Electronic book
Author Makuvaza, Simon, editor
ISBN 9781493904822