|11th Regional Course on the Conservation and Management of Immovable Heritage in sub-Saharan Africa
13 July – 2 October 2009
Duration: 13 July – 2 October 2009
Place: Mombasa, Kenya
Twenty two participants from the national heritage institutions and universities of nineteen countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The main objective of the course is to bring together heritage professionals to build a greater awareness on the most important issues in the area of conservation planning and management. The course is also aimed at enhancing knowledge on the major challenges encountered when carrying out conservation activities in the African context.
The course was divided into two main parts:
- The first part deals with policy, approaches, principles and practices in conservation at international and national level.
- The second, practical part deals with site planning and management processes. The participants are divided into two groups which work on management plans for Pate Island in the Lamu Archipelago off the Northern coast of Kenya .The planning involves stakeholders meetings and developing the management plan with the local community.
In the last week of the course, national heritage directors in charge of immovable cultural heritage will be invited to take part in a seminar to review the work of the participants during the course. As this will be the last Directors’ seminar, celebrating the close of the programme, it will focus on the achievements of the programme and possible follow-up. Recognition will also be given to those who have contributed to the programme and certificates will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the course.
Knowledge and Awareness
- Twenty-two trained participants, enhancing the network of African heritage professionals;
- strong interaction between participants and the local community in Mombasa;
- raising awareness of all partners concerned with the Pate Island in the Lamu Archipelago
- Four draft management plans will be produced for Pate Island. Copies of the management plans will be given to the representative of all parties concerned as well as to the national authorities in Kenya.
- compilation of national presentations on the diversity of immovable cultural heritage in sub-Saharan Africa;
- compilation of legislation of cultural of immovable cultural heritage;
- compilation of a list of countries represented.
Copies of all the documents produced during the course will be given to the Library of the National Museum of Kenya.
30 July, 2009