Workshop tackles heritage, sustainability and developement

A joint workshop is being held at Robben Island.

A workshop titled World Heritage and Sustainable Development: Implementing the 2015 Policy is taking place on Robben Island from Monday August 19 to Friday August 23.

The event is organised jointly with Robben Island Museum, the University of Kent, and the African World Heritage Fund.

It aims to reflect on the advancement of heritage that supports sustainability and development in Africa.

The workshop is also intended to create an enabling environment for the participants to contribute towards the enhancement of
heritage initiatives throughout Africa.

Heritage and Archaeology Professor Sophia Labadi of the University of Kent said: “I hope that we discuss ways to operationalise declarations and recommendations relating to the implementation of the policy on sustainable development in the context of the AU agenda 2063, national and local development plans and sustainable development goals at and around World Heritage sites.

“And I hope we also identify best practices and challenges at different scales towards developing locally driven framework and approaches on heritage and sustainable development.”