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Albino Jopela

Head of Programmes, African World Heritage Fund, Midrand, South Africa

Albino Jopela is the head of programs at the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) based in Midrand. He is also an associate researcher at Kaleidoscopio (Research in Public Policy and Culture) in Mozambique and world heritage advisor to ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). Between 2008 and 2017 Albino worked as a lecturer in archaeology and heritage studies at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo and also as heritage consultant working with international heritage institutions such as UNESCO. His professional interests include heritage management (custodianship) systems, intangible cultural heritage, rock art conservation, heritage sociopolitics, and liberation struggle heritage in Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he is currently also an honorary research fellow. Albino is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar Session 498, Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, 2012.

 

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