Journal of Research in National Development

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Solutions to problems identified in North African arts and architecture

YM Sani


The huge scale of destruction going on in regards to rock art and architectural forms within the North African region is alarming. These cultural heritages were efforts of ancient civilizations, thus it is necessary to develop strategies to remedy this large scale destruction going on. Therefore, solutions are proferred in this paper on how to stop this menace, including: establishment of a pan- Saharan agency, increased funding and capacity building mechanism, establishment of viable tourists conservation agency, community- based cultural heritage management, establishment of cultural Ministry and lastly, joint- effort and co- operation with the international community. Amongst the whole, conservation is perhaps the most enduring of all identified solutions. Hence, it is recommended as the most sustainable to all countries within the North African region.

Keywords: Arts, architecture, heritage

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