World Heritage Sites in Africa: Deep Roots, Long Shadows?

  • Author: Nathan Schlanger
  • Topic: Heritage studies
  • Related Congress: 13th Congress, Dakar

This communication suggests a few possibilities for spreading and extending benefits from WHS status – not only in terms of economy and tourism, but also with regards to scientific research and heritage management. Precisely because the inscription of WHS in Africa is so challenging, it is important to incorporate from the onset strategies to enhance capacities in heritage management and research potential beyond the designated site as such, to the country of the region as a whole.

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