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Workshop day 1

9:00-9:30 — Registration and Refreshments

9:30-10:00 — Welcome and Introduction Day 1

10:00-11:30 — Session 1: Defining the Problem: Heritage in Historical Perspective.

Historical perspectives on processes of collection, acquisition and conservation of natural and cultural heritage; discussing the political past of museum objects.

Lead by the University of Pretoria

11:30-13:00 — Session 2: Assessing the Risk

Global climate change, poaching, theft and looting, urbanisation and many more. Identifying threats, prioritising action and engaging diverse perspectives. How do we measure and prioritise that which we are trying to protect, and who, when considering the diversity of world perspectives, decides?

Lead by the University of Pretoria

13:00-14:00 — Lunch break

14:00-15:30 — Session 3: Engagement and Action

Engaging communities, promoting sustainable economic development and establishing mutual benefit for people, their culture, wildlife, and the environment we all live in. Exploring home-grown solutions for global preservation issues.

Lead by Yale

15:30-17:00 — Session 4: Government and Citizen

Top-down and bottom-up approaches to protecting our natural and cultural heritage, interrogating the tension between government efforts and community needs. The potential of Citizen Science in Africa, including the FAIR principles and their implementation.

Lead by Yale

17:00-17:30 — Concluding Remarks

19:00 — Conference Dinner

Later Event: October 20
Workshop Day 2