Introducing Innovation Labs to Zambian Cultural Heritage Institutions

Project: Projects from Previous Employment

Project Details


The digital divide results in many deficits in access to knowledge due to missing, or the very slow adoption of, modern technology. In the cultural heritage domain, the digital divide results in the lack of exposure of digital content which exists but is not made available online. There are various explanations why this is the case – ranging from lack of suitable infrastructure for digital asset management to inadequate or missing policies for user engagement with the digital content.

This project prepared and delivered training on innovation labs to raise awareness on the current work in the Sub Saharan African context. It was funded by a UCL Global Engagement Office call for teaching activities in Africa and the Middle East. This transfer of knowledge delivered the first workshop in innovation labs in cultural heritage institutions for Sub Saharan Africa in Zambia.

Layman's description

Sharing knowledge on new innovation trends in libraires and museums with Zambian professionals.
Effective start/end date1/05/1931/10/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


  • GLAM labs
  • innovation
  • digital transformation
  • David Livingstone


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