Mana Pools National Park

Zimbabwe

Maloti Drakensberg Park

South Africa | Lesotho

Kerkouane

Tunisia

Isle of Meroe

Sudan

Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Mauritania

Lake Malawi National Park

Malawi

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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.

 

 

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3rd AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM

DATE: 30th April – 5th May 2018
VENUE: Island of Mozambique World Heritage Site, Mozambique
ORGANISERS: the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, UNESCO Office in Maputo and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
WITH THE SUPPORT OF: African Union

In collaboration with UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique, the African World Heritage Fund is organising the Third Regional Youth Forum on World Heritage in Africa. The Forum, which follows the gathering in 2016 for English-speaking countries in Robben Island (South Africa) and the Francophone one in 2017 at Loropeni Ruins (Burkina Faso), will address the African Lusophone Youth. The four-day Forum (30 April-3 May) will consist of fieldwork on the interpretation of the Island of Mozambique World Heritage Site and will conclude with a one-day Seminar (4 May) and the official celebration of the African World Heritage Day (5 May).

To access the leaflet on the 3rd Regional Youth Forum (30th April – 5th May) and African World Heritage Day 5th May), click here

 

 

AFRICAN WORLD HERTAGE DAY – 5th MAY 2018
Date:
5 MAY 2018
Continent:
Africa
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 FLANDERS INTERNSHIP – CALL FOR APPLICATION 2018 – Gewijzigde voorwaarden om te kandideren!

Gewijzigde voorwaarden om te kandideren! Fantastisch stagevoorstel voor een stage in Zuid-Afrika met financiering door het Flanders Trainee Programme! De applicatie deadline is 15 May 2018 New Internship Position in Midrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) at the African World Heritage Fund AWHF). The internship content is focused on Communication, Media Relations and Partnerships. Terms of Reference for Internship...
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3rd AWHF REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM – CALL FOR APPLICATION/ANÚNCIO PARA O FÓRUM REGIONAL JUVENIL SOBRE O PATRIMÓNIO MUNDIAL AFRICANO

CALL FOR APPLICATION  3rd AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM Mainstreaming youth perspective and involvement in conservation and sustainable development of African World Heritage In collaboration with UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique, the African World Heritage Fund is organising the Third Regional Youth Forum on World Heritage in Africa. The Forum, which follows the gathering...
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4th Meeting of the African Union Commission Working Group to develop the African Union (AU) Model Law on protection of Cultural Property and Heritage.

The 4th Meeting of the African Union Commission Working Group to develop the African Union (AU) Model Law on the Protection of Cultural Property and Heritage was held in Cairo, Egypt from 20th to 23rd February 2018. The meeting was jointly organized and funded by the AU Department of Social Affairs, the African World Heritage Fund and the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN). The objective of the meeting was to...
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FAC-AFRICA COURSE: First Aid to Cultural Heritage in times of crisis (APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT)

Dates: 12-28 November 2018 Application deadline: 29 March 2018 Place: Bamako, Mali Working languages: English and French Organizing partners UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ICCROM - International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property Overview Culture cannot wait. Be it the rescue of the ancient manuscripts in besieged Timbuktu or the...
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CONCLUSION OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL COORDINATION MEETING OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-RELATED CATEGORY 2 INSTITUTES & CENTRES

 Robben Island Museum’s (RIM) CEO, Mr. Mava Dada kicked off proceedings at the Sixth Annual Coordination Meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage - related Category 2 Institutes and Centres (C2C). This important meeting started on Sunday, 11 February and is set to run until Wednesday, 14 February 2018 on Robben Island. Delegates who are participating in this C2C meeting included Advisory Bodies to World Heritage...
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AWHF VACANT POSITION – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (AWHF)

The African World Heritage Fund is a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO and an inter-governmental organization based in South Africa with a specific mandate of implementing the UNESCO 1972 Convention concerning the protection and promotion of world cultural and natural places in Africa. The organization seeks to appoint an Executive Director. The details are as follows: Johannesburg, South Africa...
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AWHF VACANCY – Head of Programmes

To access the advert and find out about the requirements of this position, please click here  If you are interested in this position please complete and submit your application together with your CV through the DBSA recruitment portal   Job Title Head Programmes Job Type Classification Contract Location - Town / City Midrand Location - Province Gauteng Location - Country South Africa Job Description Background...
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AWHF VACANCY – Partnership Officer

To access the advertisement and find out about the requirements for this position, please click here     If you are interested in this position please complete and submit your application together with your CV through the DBSA recruitment portal   Position Partnership Officer Job Type Classification Contract Location - Town / City Midrand Location - Province Gauteng Location - Country South Africa Job...
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APPLICATION FOR AWHF CONSERVATION GRANTS IS EXTENDED

The application for financial assistance for Conservation Grants from the African World Heritage Fund has been extended. The new deadline for all applications to be received is Friday, 15th December 2017. Please ensure that you adhere to the criteria and requirements in order for your application to be successful. To access the application form, click here (English...
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AWHF MEETS WITH AMBASSADORS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EMBASSIES OF NORWAY, CHINA AND NETHERLANDS TO ETHIOPIA

On 30th October 2017, the African World Heritage Fund held consultative meetings in Addis Ababa Ethiopia with Ambassadors and Representatives of the Embassies of Norway (H.E Mr. Andreas Gaarder), China (Mr. Liu Tao) and the Netherlands (H.E. Mr. Bengt va Loosdrecht). At both meetings, the AWHF delegation introduced the Funds programmes and partnership opportunities. meeting was held with the Ambassador of Norway to...
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Above: Northern White Rhino – Last Male Sudan

NORTHERN WHITE RHINO: LAST MALE SUDAN DIES IN KENYA

The world’s last surviving male northern white rhino died on Monday, 19th March 2018 after months of poor health. Sudan was 45 and was kept at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep after age-related complications worsened significantly. His death leaves only two females, his daughter and granddaughter of the subspecies alive in the world.
His death is a revelation of human disregard for nature, which is a saddening factor. It is important to take advantage of the unique situation in which cellular technologies are utilised for conservation of critically endangered species. According to experts, hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in vitro fertilsation (IVF) techniques.
AWHF urges more caution and sensitivity to be shown towards endangered species and the conservation thereof to be heightened.