Christoph Pelzer trained as interdisciplinary social scientist and historian of Africa. He worked with the archaeological team of Frankfurt University, Germany, on different sites in North-Eastern Burkina Faso. From 2003 to 2006, he formulated, financed and implemented the Oursi Hu-Beero project, an integrated approach to sustainable site preservation embedded in community-driven cultural tourism development. Christoph Pelzer is a development cooperation expert who has worked in Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. Until March 2011, he was quality management officer for international cultural cooperation at the Directorate-General EuropeAid of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, he lives in Mauritius from where he works as independent international cultural cooperation consultant.
- International cultural cooperation strategies and programmes
- Cultural and creative industries
- Cultural Heritage
- Mainstreaming of culture in development cooperation
- Aid Delivery Methodologies (Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework Approach, Stakeholder Analysis, Participative Process Management, etc.)
- Interface in between archaeological and historical research and development
- Pre-colonial history of the Middle Niger
Video of Christoph Pelzer interviewing Webber Ndoro of the African World Heritage Fund:
Books by Christoph Pelzer
A Medieval House Complex in Burkina Faso, West Africa
Edited by Lucas P. Petit, Maya von Czerniewicz & Christoph Pelzer | 2011
This final report describes the study of an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age building discovered in northern Burkina Faso, West Africa. The site of Oursi hu-beero,...