Lake Malawi National Park
Mana Pools National Park
Maloti Drakensberg Park
Isle of Meroe
Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
The UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites in Africa are some of the most spectacular places on earth. The importance of preserving and promoting this cultural heritage escalates with each passing year. It is vital to raise awareness of this rich heritage while informing people of its value and gaining support for the conservation and development of these sites. We invite you to visit our website and learn more about the work of the African World Heritage Fund.
41st WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE MEETING – JULY 2017
The World Heritage Committee Meeting is an annual gathering of global scope to discuss World Heritage issues. Regularly, during the meeting, the Africa Unit at the World Heritage Centre (WHC) and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) have partnered to organize a side event aiming at raising awareness on specific topics related to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Africa. In July 2016 during the 40th World Heritage Committee Session in Istanbul (Turkey), both organizations displayed a joint exhibition and hosted a ministerial colloquium on risk management and sustainable development in Africa. A similar initiative is envisioned during the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting in July 2017 in Krakow, Poland. The objective of the events is to stimulate discussion about slavery related sites in Africa among delegates at the 41st World Heritage Committee Meeting in Krakow, Poland. As a build up to the Committee meeting, AWHF engaged with the Ambassador of Poland in South Africa, H.E. Mr. Andrzeja Kanthaka for the facilitation of the AWHF Side Event.