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.

 

 

AWHF Patron

25 September 2018

Condolences on the passing of Honourable Minister Edna Molewa

It is with deep sadness that the Board of Trustees, Patrons and staff of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) learnt of the passing of Honourable Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa and Member of Parliament.

Honourable Molewa has contributed immensely to assisting the Fund on its efforts with the protection and promotion of African heritage both in South Africa and across the continent. During her tenure as the Minister of Environmental Affairs, she demonstrated a strong commitment to the growth and development goals of the work of AWHF.

Honourable Edna Molewa will be greatly missed by all of us. But we will continue to be inspired by her unwavering commitment to the cause of protecting and safeguarding Africa’s heritage. Her contribution in environment awareness and action will be remembered nationally and globally. It is our hope that each day, the work of the African World Heritage Fund, in its mission to provide support and assistance for the conservation and management of World Heritage Sites in Africa, will honour her legacy of service.

As the African World Heritage Fund, we extend our sincere condolences to her family, her friends and colleagues during this time of bereavement.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Souayibou Varissou
AWHF: Acting Executive Director

National Heritage Day

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