• 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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Apply for a scholarship at the Raymond Lemaire International Fund [ENG/FRE]

May 22, 2015


The Raymond Lemaire Fund aims to encourage young heritage professionals to develop their skills through training and to welcome them within our partner ICOMOS. It is administered by the ICOMOS International Secretariat under the supervision of the ICOMOS Board. In 2015, the Fund will award its first scholarships to young professionals or students (aged 21-30 […]

Heritage site in Mauritius upgraded with funding of AWHF [ENG/FRE]

Le Morne Brabant Aerial

Le Morne Brabant mountain seen from the sky Southern side of the mountain Thanks to a grant of the African World Heritage fund worth 15.000 American Dollars which was given to Le Morne Cultural Landscape, Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund which manages the Le Morne Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site was able to set up informative […]

Diamond Trust & Namdeb win AWHF awards of Excellence [ENG/FRE]

May 14, 2015

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Mr. Boyce Sebetela and Ms. Esther Kanaimba-Senai receiving the price for The Diamond Trust – Debswana Namdeb CEO Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi while receiving the award The Diamond Trust and Namdeb have been awarded an African World Heritage Award of Excellence. The award is given to companies that have contributed significantly to the protection of natural and […]

AWHF to receive R750 000.00 from DBSA and Discovery Health [ENG/FRE]

May 13, 2015


DBSA CEO: Mr. Patrick Dlamini Discovery Health CEO: Barry Swartzberg The patron of AWHF, Mr. Phuthuma Nhleko, in collaboration with the AU and the Department of Arts and Culture hosted a fundraising breakfast with industry captains on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 at the DBSA. Mr. Nhleko appealed to the business community to come on […]

Three reasons to believe in Africa


This article, which appeared in the 10th of May edition of the Sunday Independent, is written by the Programme Director of our Business Leaders Breakfast event last week: Mr. Victor Kgomoeswana. Talk show host Victor Kgomoeswana‘s guests bolster his belief the continent is on the rise. He points out among other things, the importance of […]

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