Heritage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the United Nations blueprint for a more sustainable future for all. The international conference aims at establishing the key roles heritage can play in the context of Sustainable Development Goals. This relates to social cohesion, well-being, creativity, economic appeal, natural resource, conservation, water security, safe cities, and environmental management among other facets of heritage.
Applied research is not well developed in Africa. There is therefore need to build capacity to promote applied research and market our culture, art and indigenous languages. Heritage was long absent from the mainstream sustainable development debate despite its crucial importance to societies and the wide knowledge of its great potential to contribute to social, economic and environmental goals of sustainable development.
Heritage is conceptualized broadly to include every facet of life. Goal five of African Union Agenda, 2063 is about using heritage/culture to make Africa a middle-income continent by 2063. This international conference interrogates the role of heritage as an enabler of sustainable development across SDGs. The conference provides a unique platform to develop and test new approaches that demonstrate the relevance of heritage for sustainable development.
The conference aims at providing multi- disciplinary hub:
- To enhance creativity and cultural innovation,
- To promote cultural exchange and understanding,
- To nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking to empower makers and creators of social justice movements.
- To better understand global communities and societies.
To provide systematic training in domains of conservation techniques, management of cultural knowledge, risk preparedness and production of Heritage professionals.
Sessions and papers could be devoted to the following sub-themes:
- National political philosophy and development
- Globalisation and development
- Healthy infrastructure
- Psychological wellbeing
- Literature as a cultural repository
- Cultural landscapes
- Agriculture, arid and semi-arid lands and food security
- Sustainable tourism development and management
- Gender and development
- Popular culture and socio- economic development
- Heritage and language
- Education and national development
- Social cohesion and development
- Science, technology and innovation
- Security, conflict resolution and disaster management
- Heritage, policy and governance
- Human rights and sustainable development.
For more information on the thematic areas visit http://www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke
Conference Venue: Kisii University Main Campus
Submission of Abstracts by Tuesday 1st June, 2021.
Notification of Abstracts accepted Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021.
Submission of full papers for accepted abstracts Monday, 19th July, 2021.
Early Bird Registration before Monday, 26th April, 2021
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All other international participants US$ 120 US$ 150
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Other students Kshs. 2,000 Kshs. 2,500
Exhibitors’ fee Kshs. 10,000 (includes Lunch for 2 people)
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