The UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites in Africa are some of the most spectacular places on earth. The importance of preserving and promoting this cultural heritage escalates with each passing year. It is vital to raise awareness of this rich heritage while informing people of its value and gaining support for the conservation and development of these sites. We invite you to visit our website and learn more about the work of the African World Heritage Fund.
ABOUT THE AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an inter-governmental organisation that was launched in 2006 with the mission to support the effective conservation and protection of natural and cultural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. Together with the African Members States of UNESCO and the African Union, the main aim is to develop a strategy to deal with the challenges that many African countries meet in implementing the 1972 World Heritage Convention.
The AWHF strives to complete five missions:
- Provide support to identify and list African heritage sites on the World Heritage List;
- Provide support and assistance for the conservation and management of heritage sites in Africa, particularly those already inscribed on the World Heritage List;
- Rehabilitate sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger;
- Train heritage experts and site managers as ongoing capacity building;
- Involve communities in decisions concerning their heritage and ensuring that tangible benefits accrue to them
In order to fulfill this Mission, the AWHF is committed to capacity building. The capacity building programs focus on training related to the World Heritage nomination process and on conservation and site management. Our funds are accessible to all African countries that are Member States to the World Heritage Convention. For more information please have a look at our different sections on conservation, grants and sustainable development. In case you have questions you can always contact us via the contact form.
AWHF VACANCY – Head of Programmes
AWHF VACANCY – Partnership Officer
APPLICATION FOR AWHF CONSERVATION GRANTS IS EXTENDED
AWHF MEETS WITH AMBASSADORS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EMBASSIES OF NORWAY, CHINA AND NETHERLANDS TO ETHIOPIA
AWHF PREPARES FOR THE 22nd BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TO BE HELD IN DJIBLIHO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
AWHF CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS WITH THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION (AUC)
HIS EXCELLENCY DR. HIFIKEPUNYE POHAMBA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA TO HOST THE AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST EVENT
WORLD HERITAGE SITE ROYAL PALACE OF ABOMEY IN BENIN BURNS DOWN
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR GRANT FROM THE AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND
NEWSFLASH 41st World Heritage Meeting
DR. WEBBER NDORO RESUMES HIS NEW ROLE AS DIRECTOR GENERAL (DG) AT ICCROM
The African World Heritage Fund would like to congratulate Dr. Webber Ndoro on his new appointment as Director General (DG) at ICCROM based in Rome, Italy. Dr. Ndoro resumed his duties at ICCROM on 02 January 2018. He had worked with AWHF for 10 years as Executive Director and facilitated all programmes, partnership and administration issues of the organization successfully.
AWHF wishes to congratulate Dr. Webber Ndoro on his new endeavor and wish him well on this journey. We would also like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for the extensive role he played in building the organization and the contribution made to the work of the Fund.