• 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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Appel à propositions!

July 6, 2015

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Le FPMA met à disposition des Etats Parties africains des subventions pour réaliser des projets et des activités destinés à améliorer l’état de conservation des biens du patrimoine mondial en Afrique. La date limite de réception des demandes est le 31 août 2015. Plus d’infos ici. Pour le formulaire de demande, s’il vous plaît cliquez ici.



Call for proposals!

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The AWHF is providing conservation grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties in Africa. The deadline for applications is the 31st of August 2015. More info to be found here. For the application form, please click here.  



AWHF side-event at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee [ENG/FRE]

July 3, 2015

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AWHF hosted a side-event at the 39th World Heritage meeting in Bonn, Germany on the 1st of July. The side event on Entrepreneurship at World Heritage properties in Africa was attended by about 200 delegates from various regions in the World. The meeting was chaired by Christina Cameron, Patron for AWHF. On the stage were […]



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 […]

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