• 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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African Heritage Under Attack: a travelling photography exhibition

August 26, 2015

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AWHF is very proud to present its very own photography exhibition! Please click the picture above for a larger image of our exhibition poster With the exhibition ‘African Heritage Under Attack’, the African World Heritage Fund aims to highlight the challenges facing the continent regarding the conservation and protection of our African heritage. Local conflicts, […]



State of Conservation – research analysis: call for proposals!

August 25, 2015

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We are now happy to receive proposals for our project concerning a state of conservation research analysis. The deadline for submitting proposals is on the 18th of September. For all the information on the project’s background, specifics and the application process, please click here. For the application form, please click here.



New staff at the AWHF: Nony and Boitumelo

August 20, 2015

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AWHF is pleased to welcome Ms. Nony Tiana Andriamirado from Madagascar and Ms. Boitumelo Maswangane from South Africa who both joined the AWHF in August. Nony Tiana Andriamirado Ms. Andriamirado holds a Diploma as a Technician in Tourism and a Bachelor Degree in Sustainable Development Tourism from the National Institution of Tourism in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Before […]



AWHF Newsflash: 39th World Heritage Committee Meeting [ENG/FRE]

August 4, 2015

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For our latest NEWS FLASH (English), please click here AWHF at the 39th World Heritage Committee Meeting Bonn, 28 June – 7 July 2015 — Pour notre dernière NEWS FLASH (français), s’il vous plaît cliquez ici Le FPMA à la 39e réunion du Comité du patrimoine mondial Bonn, 28 juin – 7 juillet 2015



ICCROM course “Engaging Communities in the Conservation of Nature and Culture”: deadline extended [ENG/FRE]

July 28, 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. ICCROM is especially still seeking applications from natural heritage practitioners to join the course, working […]

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Quarterly Review

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