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Heritage for Global Challenges: a research report by PRAXIS: Arts and Humanities for Global Challenges

“The report provides a deep dive into AHRC’s portfolio of nearly 100 heritage-based Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Newton Fund projects, providing analysis of how heritage research has, through a range of approaches and through increasing collaboration between researchers across high and low income contexts, addressed complex development challenges in areas including, among others, poverty alleviation, disaster response and resilience, adaptation to climate change, gender equality, and balancing heritage conservation and development.” (p.2)

“The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets proposed in the 2030 Agenda do not fully capture the central role of heritage in achieving a holistic, human rights-based, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive development. This report aims to address this gap but also to demonstrate the relevance of research to exploit the full potential of tangible and intangible heritage to tackle global challenges and to foster sustainable development.” (p.14)