Managing Africa’s cultural institutions for global impact and sustainable development

Stanley Timeyin Ohenhen, Uche Nnawulezi, Princewill Chukwuma Abakporo, Olayinka Adenikiju, Shalom Ibironke, Mary-Ann Ajayi, Kolawole Olawale, Ooreofe-kristi Faniyi

Article ID: 3168
Vol 8, Issue 4, 2024

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Abstract


Africa has an extensive and varied cultural history that includes works of art, music, literature, customs, and historical locations. These cultural resources are essential for creating identities, promoting social cohesiveness, and advancing economic development. However, for these institutions to have the greatest impact on the world and contribute to sustainable development, they must be managed and engaged effectively. Exploring the management of cultural institutions in Africa and their potential for global impact and sustainable development is the goal of this research study. The study relies on the extensive review of available literature, case studies, and in-depth interviews with key informants, and data obtained, subjected to content and thematic analyses. It aims to uncover flexible management techniques that can improve the global reach and sustainable development of African cultural institutions by examining successful models and cutting-edge approaches. The results of this study will help those responsible for administering Africa’s cultural institutions to formulate practical guidelines and policy recommendations. Africa can further establish its cultural identity, advance cultural diplomacy, and utilize its cultural capital to propel social and economic advancement by utilizing the potential of these institutions for global impact and sustainable development.


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cultural institutions; global impact; sustainable development; management; cultural heritage

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