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Stakeholder Perspectives on World Heritage and Development in Africa

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ISBN 9780367694807
May 10, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
280 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Stakeholder Perspectives on World Heritage and Development in Africa argues that World Heritage sites across the African continent should adopt practical, alternative management approaches that bring greater socioeconomic benefits to society, whilst also protecting their Outstanding Universal Value.

Drawing on empirical evidence gathered in conversation with stakeholders at World Heritage sites across Africa, the book explores the challenges involved in implementing conservation and socioeconomic development as a stakeholder-driven process. Demonstrating that heritage can no longer be viewed as totally separate from its socioeconomic context, Pascall argues that decisions about the management of heritage need to make sense at the local level, if they are to be supported by stakeholders. As the book shows, heritage is still viewed and managed through systems, approaches and strategies inherited from the colonial period, despite the increasing availability of inclusive governance systems. Stakeholders offer alternative, creative and innovative approaches that capitalize on the potential of World Heritage to contribute to socioeconomic development, whilst ensuring that its credibility and integrity are maintained.

Stakeholder Perspectives on World Heritage and Development in Africa offers unique insights into local perspectives on World Heritage and development in Africa. The book will be essential reading for academics, students, development partners and practitioners around the world who are interested in museums and heritage, conservation, development and the African continent.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Stakeholders, Conservation and Development;  2. Geopolitics, Socio-economic Context and Heritage Management in Africa;  3. Multiple and Multiple-layered Stakeholders Framework and World Heritage;  4. History, Values, Significance and Management of the Case Study: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage site;  5. Unmasking Stakeholders at World Heritage sites;  6. Empirical Stakeholder Perspectives: emerging profiles, views and perceptions;  7. Stakeholders, Conservation and Development;  8. Conclusion: From local to global perspectives

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Pascall Taruvinga has a Doctoral degree in Archaeology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and has over twenty-five (25) years of experience in heritage management in various leadership and executive positions in the Africa region. Currently Director and Founder of IRAHA and Consultancy Pvt Ltd. Former positions include being Chief Heritage Officer of Robben Island World Heritage site (South Africa), Senior Consultant (African World Heritage Fund), World Heritage Specialist (National Heritage Council of South Africa), Programme Manager (AFRICOM-Kenya), Director Research and Development (Zimbabwe) and Head of Archaeology Department-Zimbabwe