Upstream Processes: Nomination Process Overview
As the UNESCO World Heritage List is nomination process is quite complex, the AWHF aims to improve the skills that this process requires. Because of the difficulty of making a good dossier to get a heritage site on first the tentative list, then the final UNESCO World Heritage list, the AWHF organises nomination- and tentative listing training to build capacity among World Heritage Site managers. Through these capacity building programmes that we finance and facilitate, we train local site managers and executives not only on the World Heritage nomination process, but also on conservation and site management. We believe that this can improve the quality of the nomination files submitted to UNESCO and increase the likelihood of the site being inscribed on the World Heritage List. As a result of these efforts the UNESCO’s Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List will benefit as well.
The Kenya Lake System
It works! The Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley was one of the sites that were worked on during our Nomination Training in 2008/09. The site was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2011. Don’t forget to check it out on our heritage map!