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.
AWHF MET WITH DIRECTOR OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE
Dr. Mechtild Rossler at UNESCO Headquartes in Paris on discussions around conservation, management & nomination processes as well as relations with the African Union.
AWHF MEETS WITH ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNESCO
Africa Department, Mr Firmin Matoko on issues relating to conservation, management, development and growth of African heritage aspects for the betterment of the continent.
PLANNING MEETING WITH UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE
A progressive planning meeting went underway at UNESCO Headquarters with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre discussing upcoming prospects and programmes for 2019 and beyond.
AWHF MEETS WITH AMBASSADORS – PERMANENT DELEGATES TO UNESCO
- AWHF meets with Councillor of Heritage & Tourism, Mr. Mohammed Alsemiran of the Permanent Delegation of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO. Engagements were on possible bilateral collaborations in areas of capacity building, exchange of expertise and mutual transfer of skills within heritage
- AWHF held follow up discussions with Ambassador – Permanent Delegate of Angola to UNESCO on heritage related issues and development of the African continent.
- AWHF had engagements with Ambassador – Permanent Delegate of Benin to UNESCO on future collaboration prospects with the Fund.
- AWHF Acting Executive Director shares a comprehensive Publication of African World Heritage Sites with Ambassador – Permanent Delegate of Mali to UNESCO.
MEETING AFRICA GROUP
AWHF held a very progressive meeting with the Africa Group on pertinent documents geared to move the objectives of the Fund forward and improve the heritage standing of the African continent
UNESCO AFRICA UNIT TEAM
AWHF meets with the dynamic UNESCO Africa Unit Team in Paris