• Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad

    The Qal’a of Beni Hammad is a remarkable archaeological site located 36 km to the north-east of the town of M’Sila. This ensemble of preserved ruins, at 1,000 m altitude, is located in a mountainous setting of striking beauty on the southern flank of Djebel Maâdid. The Qal’a of Beni Hammad was founded at the […]
  • Lake Malawi National Park

    The park, which covers some 94 km2 , is composed of the Cape Maclear peninsula, three other disjunct mainland areas, 12 islands and lake waters that lie within 100 m of the park’s terrestrial components. Total water area is estimated as 7 km2 . Habitat types vary from rocky shorelines to sandy beaches and from wooded hillsides to swamps and […]
  • Bassari Country

    (Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes) The cultural landscape of Bassari is located in south-eastern Senegal, close to the Mali and Guinean borders, in a hilly territory, formed by the northern foothills of the Fouta Djallon Massif. Two distinct geographic environments feature the region: the alluvial plain and the peneplain to the north and the […]
  • Kasubi Tombs

    The Kasubi site bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda. The spatial organization of the Tombs represents the best extant example of a Baganda palace/architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries. The built and natural elements of […]
  • The Island of Meroe

    The Island of Meroe is the heartland of the Kingdom of Kush, a major power in the ancient world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE. Meroe became the principal residence of the rulers, and from the 3rd century BCE onwards it was the site of most royal burials. The property consists […]

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Lancement de cours francophone sur l’élaboration des dossiers d’inscription, Ségou, Mali

October 8, 2015

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*see below for English Lancement de cours francophone sur l’élaboration des dossiers d’inscription sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, Ségou, Mali, 5-16 octobre 2015 Le programme pour la préparation des inscriptions a été lancé par le FPMA en 2008 en collaboration avec le Centre du patrimoine mondial, les organisations consultatives et les institutions régionales […]

Vacancy exists at Robben Island Museum

September 21, 2015


The Robben Island Museum, an agency of the Department of Art and Culture in South Africa is looking for a Senior Manager in Heritage and Research. The deadline for applications is 28 September 2015. For further details on the application and the job specification, please click here


September 18, 2015


The Chairperson of the AWHF, Mr Vuyo Jack addressed the Africa Group at UNESCO about the work of the AWHF. He also announced the Celebration of the 10th Anniversary on AWHF in 2016. His address followed an expert workshop at UNESCO on the theme: “African World Heritage: challenges, opportunities and prospects”. The workshop was organized by […]

Director of the Division for Heritage and World Heritage Centre


The African World Heritage Fund Board of Trustees congratulates the new Director of UNESCO Division for Heritage and World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler. Ms Rössler holds a Staatsexamen in Geography and Literature/Linguistics from the Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg (Germany), and a Doctorate in Geography from the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the University of […]

Call for papers: Making heritage in Ethiopia [ENG/FRE]

September 15, 2015


Annales d’Éthiopie, the academic journal of CFEE, launches a call for papers for its issue 31 (2016). Topic: “Making heritage in Ethiopia”. Please find attached by clicking here the details of the call, or on the blog of the journal: http://cfee.hypotheses.org/1164. Deadline for abstract submission: October 19th 2015 (1 000 characters, English or French) Acceptance […]

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