• 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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39th World Heritage Committee in Germany [ENG/FRE]

June 29, 2015

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AWHF is attending the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany. The whole event lasts 11 days and started off yesterday, including a introductory meeting of the Africa group. The World Heritage Committee comprises representatives from 21 States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) elected […]



Course announcement / annonce de cours [ENG/FRE]

June 25, 2015

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ICCROM is organizing a two month course focusing on conservation of built heritage. The course will take place in Rome, Italy in March and April 2016 and is now open for applications. More info to be found here. — ICCROM organise un cours de deux mois et il se concentre sur le conservation du patrimoine bâti. Le cours […]



17th AWHF Board of Trustees Meeting [ENG/FRE]

June 11, 2015

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Group picture — Today and tomorrow, the 17th AWHF Board of Trustees Meeting is taking place at the Development Bank of Southern Africa in Midrand, South Africa. The board meeting is chaired by Vuyo Jack, Acting Director-General of the Department of Arts and Culture. The last board meeting took place in Algiers, Algeria in december 2014. […]



Course announcement / annonce de cours [ENG/FRE]

June 9, 2015

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ICCROM and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are organizing a ten day course focusing on engaging communities in the conservation of nature and culture. The course will take place in Rome in October 2015 and is now open for applications. More info to be found here. — ICCROM et le Centre du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO organisent […]



Success story: how heritage improves the lives of Zambian locals [ENG/FRE]

June 8, 2015

Victoria Falls - Zambia & Zimbabwe

NHCC, ASNAPP and Curio Traders Association inspecting the progress at the farm Tractor creating ridges Installation of the solar panels Curio Traders working on the farm Butter nut Tomatoes — The Lwande Farm, which is situated in Mukuni village in the shadow of the Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls World Heritage Site in Zambia, is the […]

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