By Susan Osireditse Keitumetse
For many years, source conservationists have considered environmental conservation as synonymous with desert and natural world assets simply, oblivious to the contributions made via cultural and history assets. although, cultural history assets in lots of elements of the constructing global are steadily turning into key in social (e.g. groups’ identities and museums), financial (heritage tourism and eco-tourism), academic (curriculum development), civic (intergenerational awareness), and overseas assets administration (e.g. UNESCO). In universities, African cultural background assets are dealing with a problem of being introduced into a variety of educational discourses and syllabi in a slightly reactive and/or haphazard technique, leading to failure to completely handle and examine those assets’ conservation must make sure that their use in a number of structures and by means of a number of stakeholders is sustainable. This ebook seeks to put African cultural background reviews and conservation practices inside of a world and glossy global discourse of conservation through providing its different subject matters and themes which are vital for the advance of the broader box of cultural historical past stories and management.
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Stakeholders: partners in conservation, preservation, management and development. Custodians: those that oversee resources in their geographical locations. In traditional resources management, the term is used to refer to local residents around which resources are found. In modern management the term commonly refers to government departments and government officials. Cultural resources: remnants of people’s interaction with the environment. Examples include archaeological materials and historical landscapes.
Chapter 2: International Conventions as Frameworks of Management and Identity for African Cultural Heritage International interventions relating to the management of cultural and heritage resources are discussed and their implications on African heritage resources analysed. Conventions include those from United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and International Labour Organization (ILO), amongst others. 18 1 African Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management: Theory and Practice Chapter 3: The Politics of the Past: Evolving Ethnic Cultural Identities in African Traditional Governance Systems Evolving social identity more often uses cultural resources as a foundation because culture is constituted in all social platforms.
Formulation of distinct conservation indicators and development of cultural resources-based conservation models are yet another avenue towards sustainable development (cf. Keitumetse 2014). Conservation indicators provide potential for the field of cultural conservation to initiate and embrace a standard setting framework such as certification for resource monitoring. Levels of resources fragility (Sorensen and Evans 2011) can also be identified and easily monitored. Chapter 6 discusses certification.