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.
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.
MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON “WORLD HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA”
42nd WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE MEETING 2018
DATE: 26th June – 04 July 2018
VENUE: Manama, Bahrain
ORGANISERS: African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in partnership with UNESCO World Heritage Centre & ICCROM
The World Heritage Committee Meeting is an annual gathering of global scope to discuss World Heritage issues. Regularly, during the meeting, the Africa Unit at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) have partnered with other institutions to organize a side event aiming at raising awareness on specific topics related to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Africa. In July 2016 during the 40th World Heritage Committee Session in Istanbul (Turkey), a joint exhibition was displayed on “African heritage under threat” and a ministerial colloquium held “Sustainable Development Issues in Africa”. A similar initiative was implemented in July 2017 in Krakow (Poland) which included a display of an exhibition and a roundtable discussion on African Slave Trades. Likewise, a ministerial event is envisioned during the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in July 2018 in Manama (Bahrain). The MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON “WORLD HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA” is scheduled to take place on 28th June 2018.
AFRICAN WORLD HERTAGE DAY – 5th MAY 2018
Date: 5 MAY 2018
African States Parties: 53
Theme: “Cherishing our African World Heritage“
Proclaimed during the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, African World heritage day (5 May) is an occasion to celebrate the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the African continent. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness ,particularly among young people, the wealth, value and need to preserve African heritage.
To access the leaflet for more details about African World Heritage Day – 5th May, click here
AWHF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – VACANT POSITION ALERT
Application Form – AU Youth Envoy
AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY INSTAGRAM COMPETITION – 05 MAY 2018
AWHF FLANDERS INTERNSHIP – CALL FOR APPLICATION 2018 – Gewijzigde voorwaarden om te kandideren!
3rd AWHF REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM – CALL FOR APPLICATION/ANÚNCIO PARA O FÓRUM REGIONAL JUVENIL SOBRE O PATRIMÓNIO MUNDIAL AFRICANO
4th Meeting of the African Union Commission Working Group to develop the African Union (AU) Model Law on protection of Cultural Property and Heritage.
FAC-AFRICA COURSE: First Aid to Cultural Heritage in times of crisis (APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT)
CONCLUSION OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL COORDINATION MEETING OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-RELATED CATEGORY 2 INSTITUTES & CENTRES
AWHF VACANT POSITION – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (AWHF)
AWHF VACANCY – Head of Programmes
Above: CONGRATULATIONS!!! FIRST PRIZE WINNER OF THE INSTAGRAM PHOTO COMPETITION – Mr. Mrinal Mohit – Photo: Namib Sand Sea, Namibia [Flag Namibia] #MyAfricanheritage #PriorityAfrica #5May. 1st PRIZE: Visit to Ngororongo Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
RESULTS OF THE AFRICAN WORLD HERTAGE DAY INSTAGRAM COMPETITION
(2.) SECOND PRIZE – Trip to South Africa (Robben Island)
The winner of the 2nd prize of the African World Heritage Day photo contest is Machano Ashraki Mussa from Ash Gallery. #MyAfricanheritage #PriorityAfrica #5May
Winning Photo: Stone Town of Zanzibar, United-Republic of Tanzania [Flag Tanzania]
(3.) THIRD PRIZE – Visit to Cabo Verde (World Heritage Site of Cidade Velha Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande)
The winner of the 3rd prize of the African World Heritage Day photo contest is Rogers Etimu #MyAfricanheritage #PriorityAfrica #5May
Winning Photo: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda [Flag Uganda]