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.

 

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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.

Above: Robben Island Museum’s (RIM) CEO, Mr. Mava Dada, Chairperson of AWHF, Mr. Vusumuzi Mkhize and delegates who participated in the C2C meeting: Unesco, Departments of Arts & Culture and Environmental Affairs of South Africa, Advisory Bodies to World Heritage Convention (IUCN, ICCROM, ICOMOS), SanParks South Africa and the following C2C: the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (Bahrain), the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (China), the Regional World Heritage Institute in Zacatecas (Mexico), the International Centre for Rock Art and the World Heritage Convention (Spain) and the African World Heritage Fund (South Africa).

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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AWHF PREPARES FOR THE 22nd BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TO BE HELD IN DJIBLIHO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA

In preparation for the 22nd Board of Trustees meeting to be held in Equatorial Guinea on 6th December 2017, the Director of AWHF, Dr. Webber Ndoro visited the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in South Africa on Thursday, 09 November 2017. They discussed the status of heritage in Equatorial Guinea and issues related to the Board meeting. Ambassador promised to provide support towards the successful and smooth...
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AWHF CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS WITH THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION (AUC)

On 30th October 2017, the African World Heritage Fund delegation held high level consultative meetings at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AWHF delegation was led by Mr. Vusumuzi Mkhize, the Chairperson of the African World Heritage Fund Board and the Director General of the Department of Arts and Culture South Africa. The delegation met with the new Commissioner for...
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HIS EXCELLENCY DR. HIFIKEPUNYE POHAMBA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA TO HOST THE AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST EVENT

The Patron of the African World Heritage Fund, His Excellency Dr. Hifikepunye Pohamba, Former President of the Republic of Namibia will host a Business Leaders Breakfast event tomorrow on 14th September 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. The event is organized jointly with the government of Namibia through the Office of the Former President and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. This event is aimed at the...
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THE AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND (AWHF) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM (RIM) SUCCESSFULLY HOSTED THE SIXTH ANNUAL COORDINATION MEETING OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-RELATED CATEGORY 2 INSTITUTES & CENTRES