ARCHiNOS and Living with World Heritage in Africa
8 October 2012
Agnieszka Dobrowolska and Jaroslaw Dobrowolski of ARCHiNOS have just returned from South Africa, where they were invited to present the World heritage Site of Historic Cairo at the UNESCO conference “Living with World Heritage in Africa” on 26-29 September 2012 that marked the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. The conference in Johannesburg brought together ministers and other decision-makers from countries all across the African continent, conservation practitioners, and representatives of communities that interact with World Heritage sites. The main focus of the forum—the need to balance heritage preservation with development benefiting local communities—is vitally relevant in Cairo, where ARCHiNOS is based.
(Photo: Johannesburg Conference, Agnieszka Dobrowolska and Mr James Moringe representing the community of Ngorongoro in Tanzania.)