IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’: Guardian on ‘sub-Saharan Africa and world heritage’

logoIHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features the Guardian on ‘sub-Saharan Africa and world heritage’.

sub-Saharan Africa has never been proportionately represented on Unesco’s world heritage list…

The Guardian writes:

New head of Unesco world heritage centre wants to put Africa on the map….

It covers 9 million sq miles from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and from the Sahara in the north to Cape Point in the south. And in between lie some of the world’s most ancient cultural sites and precious natural wonders.

image: By Francesco Bandarin – This place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed asTimbuktu., CC BY-SA 3.0 igo, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45806811

However, despite its vast size, sub-Saharan Africa has never been proportionately represented on Unesco’s world heritage list, its 98 sites dwarfed by Europe, North America and Asia.

Now, the first African to be made head of the world heritage centre has said that needs to change – and fast. Lazare Eloundou Assomo, a Cameroonian who led the reconstruction of the Timbuktu mausoleums after they were badly damaged in 2012 by Islamist fighters allied to al-Qaida, has said it will be a priority of his time in office.

Read more….

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