• 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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November 23, 2015

African World Heritage Fund 10th Year Small

During the 20th General Assembly of the States parties to the World Heritage Convention held from 18 to 20 November 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, nine (9) States Parties were elected to the World Heritage Committee including five (5) from the African continent i.e. Angola, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The […]

UNESCO proclaims 5 May 2016 as African World Heritage Day

November 16, 2015


On the 12 November 2015 UNESCO House held an occasion of declaring 5th May 2016 as a African World Heritage Day as they will be celebrating 10th year anniversary. Ms Irina Bokova-Director General of UNESCO reflects AWHF’s achievements over the past years in supporting the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Africa. To view the full story Click here


October 13, 2015

AWHF Quarterly Review July- September 2015 (English)

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

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AWHF Quarterly Review July-September 2015 (English)

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AWHF Annual Report 2014

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