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Call for applications: Southern Summer School – Digital communication of indigenous African heritage and fashion (February 9-15, 2020 | Namibia)

UNESCO

The 2020 Southern Summer School of the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, is the first of its kind, is realized in collaboration with the University of Namibia and the University of Turku, in Finland.

Africa is a rich continent with very diverse cultures, heritage sites and indigenous fashion designs, which can be found in different countries. ICTs are used to preserve and promote cultural tourism and fashion. This Southern Summer School aims to investigate how digital technologies could be leveraged to communicate, promote and market African fashion designs and cultural tourism. Additionally, the school aims to inspire participants to work with local stakeholders from cultural tourism and fashion. The school will offer a perspective of the Namibian cultural tourism and fashion. It will consist of lectures, visits to sites, hands-on exercise, as well as formal and informal activities, which are related to cultural tourism and fashion.

Additionally, this school will contribute to celebrate the 150 years of Namibian – Finnish relationship.

The school will start off in Windhoek, then proceed to Ondangwa and Ongwediva. Its geographical location will create a perfect environment for learning, exchanging ideas and experiencing both cultural tourism and fashion.

How to Apply

Please send a complete CV and a one page motivation letter by November 24, 2019 to unescochair@usi.ch. Accepted candidates will be notified by December 2, 2019. Full payment is due by January 7, 2020.