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Mission of consultation and research on Old Accra


 


General context
In order to elaborate a file of case studies and references to prepare the reflexion on the cultural heritage of old city centres in Africa, EPA was contracted by the UNESCO regional office in Accra to carry out a consultation and research mission on the safeguarding and the promotion of the old town of Accra.

accra
Accra, sea front with forts
and fishermen

Dates

From June 18 to 25, 2005.

Guiding principles
- To think about the implementation of safeguarding and valorization actions of the cultural heritage of Old Accra, which will take into account the development of the local population;
- To pay particular attention to the fact that, in a context like that of Old Accra, these actions fit the objectives of the Millenium, in particular in regard to the struggle against poverty.

Objective
To prepare a reference document which will integrate the cultural heritage of Old Accra in the town's development plan, as a witness to the cultural richness of African old city centres, which are today in a state of degradation.

Expected results
A document presenting:

Maison de commerce de l'époque coloniale
Accra, colonial style shop

observations on Old Accra
a summary of the results of the study for the rehabilitation of the historic heritage of Porto-Novo and the actions which have been undertaken.

Financing
UNESCO Regional Office in Accra.

Contacts
Victoire Adégbidi
Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA
B.P. 2205 Porto-Novo, Bénin
Tél. (00 229) 21 48 38, Fax (00 229) 21 21 09
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