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

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Title of host publicationThe Management Of Cultural World Heritage Sites and Development In Africa
DatePublished - 2014
Place of PublicationNew York
EditorsSimon Makuvaza
VolumeSpringerBriefs in Archaeology
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4939-0482-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4939-0481-5

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Archaeology
ISSN (Print)1861-6623
NameMultidisciplinary Perspectives in Archaeological Heritage Management
ISSN (Print)1861-6623


Africa has numerous World Heritage Sites that are often viewed as catalysts for development. However, the development paradigms that are in place in the continent are exploitative and exclude those communities who have a stake in the heritage places. African governments are rarely decentralised and direct development towards catering for tourists instead of the local communities that own the World Heritage Sites. This chapter examines these development issues using two case studies in Zimbabwe (Great Zimbabwe and Khami) and one case study in Kenya (Kaya Forests) to show how the development of cultural World Heritage Sites can or cannot be used to benefit local communities.

    Research areas

  • World Heritage Communities Culture Management Sustainability Tourism Development Africa

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