SpringerBriefs in Archaeological Heritage Management

The Management Of Cultural World Heritage Sites and Development In Africa

History, nomination processes and representation on the World Heritage List

Editors: Makuvaza, Simon (Ed.)

  • Re-evaluates the nomination and management of cultural World Heritage sites in Africa
  • Scrutinizes economic development and effects of World Heritage Sites
  • Authors are drawn from highly experienced academic researchers on World Heritage sites and administrators working in heritage organizations
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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.

About the authors

Simon Makuvaza is currently reading for a PhD in Archaeological Heritage Management as an external student at Leiden University in Netherlands. He is also a Research Fellow in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Previously, he lectured in Archaeology and Heritage Management at the Catholic University of Malawi in Limbe. Earlier to that he had worked for the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe as a Curator of Archaeology from 1997 to 2010. His research interests are local indigenous communities and the management of cultural heritage sites, cultural heritage and development, conservation and the management of World Heritage Sites with an objective of finding sustainable solutions to public heritage related management problems in contested heritage settings.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • An Overview of the History of the Nomination of Cultural World Heritage Sites in Africa

    Deacon, Janette

    Pages 1-16

  • The Role of the African World Heritage Fund in the Conservation of African World Heritage Sites

    Kiriama, Herman O.

    Pages 17-31

  • The Contribution of ICAHM to the Nomination of African Cultural World Heritage Sites on the World Heritage List Through the Africa Initiative Program

    Comer, Douglas C.

    Pages 33-44

  • African States Parties, Support, Constraints, Challenges and Opportunities for Managing Cultural World Heritage Sites in Africa

    Makuvaza, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 45-53

  • The Management of Cultural World Heritage Sites in Africa and Their Contribution to the Development of the Continent

    Sinamai, Ashton

    Pages 55-67

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0482-2
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Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0481-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Management Of Cultural World Heritage Sites and Development In Africa
Book Subtitle
History, nomination processes and representation on the World Heritage List
Editors
  • Simon Makuvaza
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Archaeological Heritage Management
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0482-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0482-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0481-5
Series ISSN
2192-5313
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 106
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 illustrations in colour
Topics