Agenda 2063: culture at the heart of sustainable development

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE EDITOR(S): O.Bialostocka
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, CULTURE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10366

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Abstract

Does the African continent want to be economically and socially sustainable as well as environmentally safe? What is the role of culture and how does it shape development strategies? In New African Thinkers: Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development, the authors argue that culture - defined broadly as the way of life, system of values and controls, and modes of practice and expression - lies at the heart of a re-imagined Africa as a place of prosperity and socio-economic well-being, integration, and self-determination. By contextualising the discourse of development, the authors hope to influence policy and practice towards shifting the narrative from -one size fits all - to a more morally justified and socially diverse model.