Barbadians will have an opportunity to participate in the international celebrations for the anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention which was adopted in 1972.
This comes as the Barbados World Heritage Committee hosts a panel discussion entitled Living with Our Past: Legacy, Communities and World Heritage on Tuesday, July 31, in the Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, at 5:00 p.m.
Professor of World Heritage and Sustainable Development at the University of Split, in Crotia, Amareswar Galla, and former Director-General of the National Museums of Kenya, Dr. George H.O. Abungu, will be a part of the panel. It will explore how local communities in World Heritage properties in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean confront their colonial pasts in a post-colonial, globalised world using sustainable development principles.
Local panelists will include Committee members Deputy Director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Kevin Farmer and Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy, Dr. Tara Inniss.
The Committee invites the public to the discussion, to engage in local and international debates on the role of World Heritage in the development of communities.