Proceedings: African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability

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Preamble

Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert, former Chairholder Chair Intercultural Studies/UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies and Director of the “Institut Heritage Studies” at the “Internationale Akademie Berlin” (INA)

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Jan Küver, Project Manager fahari yetu - Southern Highlands Culture Solutions and Lecturer University of Iringa

Sustainability and community participation in the protection and use of cultural and natural heritage have developed over the years to become a central aspect in the teaching and research of Heritage Studies worldwide. In this respect, the themes and scientific discourses of the UNESCO Heritage Studies implemented in the IGS Heritage Studies programme have evolved in line with the important paradigms of UNESCO. This also applies to the thematisation of sustainability and sustainable development in current processes of the destruction of heritage, whether by environmental factors, terrorism and the illegal sale of cultural property or by the inadequate use of heritage through mass tourism. At the same time, concerning international reflection on these important topics, it is obvious that the theoretical and strategic discourses are still strongly dominated by the West; that is, the discourse is from the point of view of industrialized countries. Thus, these discourses on heritage, sustainability and sustainable development do not adequately reflect the experiences and perspectives of developing countries.

For this reason, the implementation of the summer school at the University of Iringa in Tanzania is a milestone in the global direction and reflection on the sustainable protection and sustainable use of heritage. With a regional focus on East Africa, and supported and strengthened by these proceedings, we have taken the first step towards a paradigm. The proceedings contain the results of the summer academy focused on “African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability” and beyond. They document the close cooperation between the German and African experts, as well as the dialogue with the international students.

At this point we would once again like to highlight the contributions of our colleagues at the University of Iringa, without whom the local implementation of the programme would not have been possible. Special thanks to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Joshua Madumulla, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Resource Management, Dr. Enock Ugulumu, and the Director for Postgraduate Studies, Research and Publications, Dr. Falres Ilomo. We would also like to thank the DAAD, Gerda Henkel Stiftung, the German Foreign Office and the European Development Fund for their generous support.

The aim of this summer school was to develop skills and capacities in the management of heritage and sustainability through theoretical and applied concepts, taking into account the particular conditions in Tanzania. We succeeded. We hope you enjoy reading these interesting proceedings and look forward to the upcoming summer school next year.

Marie-Theres Albert und Jan Küver

Welcome address
  • Prof. Dr. Joshua S. Madumulla, Vice Chancellor, University of Iringa, Tanzania

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Keynotes
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert, Professor Emerita and Former Chairholder UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Rev. Dr. Falres Ilomo, former Director of Post-Graduate Studies, Research and Publications University of Iringa

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert, Professor Emerita and former Chairholder UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Rev. Dr. Falres I. Ilomo, former Director of Postgraduate Studies, Research and Publications, and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, University of Iringa, Tanzania

I - FOUNDATION AND CONCEPTS: THE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE PROTECTION AND USE OF HERITAGE IN GENERAL AND THE REGION IN PARTICULAR

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II - CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN THE CONTEXT OF ECONOMIC UNDERDEVELOPMENT: CASE STUDIES FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES

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Student Presentations

III – LOCAL HERITAGE, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND CULTURAL TOURISM

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Student Presentations

Presentations by the participants on the thematic focus of the day

IV – CONFLICTS AND SYNERGIES BETWEEN CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION

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Student Presentations

Contributors

Special thanks to Mr. Shane Cullen for coordinating the Proceedings procedure.

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