Lake Malawi National Park

Malawi

M'Zab Valley

 Algeria

Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Mauritania

Mana Pools National Park

 Zimbabwe

Kerkouane

  Tunisia

Twyfelfontein

Namibia

Thimlich Ohinga

Kenya

Barberton Makhonjwa

Mpumalanga – South Africa

Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad

Algeria

Lalibela

Ethiopia

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WELCOME TO 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. 

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. Thank you!

DID YOU KNOW?

As of July 2021, Africa is underrepresented on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List with only 139 Sites listed from 1154 in the world, thus constituting only 12% representation. However, Africa is also over-represented on the World Heritage List in Danger with 21 Sites from 52 Sites listed in danger in the world, thus constituting 40% of the List. The situation is challenging to reverse.

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Call for Applications: International Fellowship Programme on Heritage Interpretation and Presentation

About AWHF and WHIPIC: The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an inter-governmental organisation launched in South Africa in 2006 by UNESCO and the African Union with a primary mission to support the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention on the...

Nous recrutons – SPÉCIALISTE DE PROGRAMME

Nous recrutons ! La date de clôture est le 19 mars 2024. Le Fonds du patrimoine mondial africain est à la recherche d'un individu qualifié pour rejoindre notre équipe en tant que SPÉCIALISTE DE PROGRAMME. En tant que Spécialiste de Programme, vous êtes responsable de...

Vacancy Alert: Programme Specialist

Program specialist advertisement Closing date 19 March 2024 The African World Heritage Fund is on the lookout for a qualified individual to join our team as a PROGRAM SPECIALIST As a Program Specialist, you are responsible for:- Design AWHF programmes- Co-ordinate,...

Nous recrutons – RESPONSABLE DES PROGRAMMES

Nous recrutons! La date de clôture est le 19 mars 2024 Le Fonds du Patrimoine Mondial Africain recherche une personne qualifiée pour rejoindre notre équipe en tant que RESPONSABLE DES PROGRAMMES. En tant que Responsable des Programmes, vous êtes responsable de :-...

VACANCY ALERT: Head of Programmes

Closing date: 19 March 2024 Join us in preserving Africa’s heritage! The African World Heritage Fund is on the lookout for a suitably qualified individual to join our team as a HEAD OF PROGRAMMES. As Head of Programmes, you are responsible for: - Lead the development,...

Call for Applications: Consultancy Services

SUPPORTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACTION PLAN FOR WORLD HERITAGE IN AFRICA  The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) was created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of natural and cultural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa....

APPEL AUX SERVICES DE CONSULTANCE

Le Fonds pour le patrimoine mondial africain (AWHF) a été créé en 2006 pour soutenir la conservation et la protection efficaces du patrimoine naturel et culturel de valeur universelle exceptionnelle en Afrique. La création du Fonds est le résultat du travail entrepris...

Support the Comoros in the preparation of the proposal to include the Historical Sultanates of the Comoros on the World Heritage List

You are invited to submit a proposal for services of
“Support the Comoros in the preparation of the proposal to include the Historical Sultanates of the Comoros on the World Heritage List”
in accordance with this invitation to tender.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Workshop on World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation in Africa

World Heritage interpretation and presentation refer to the processes and methods of communicating the values and significance of a World Heritage site to local communities, visitors and the wider public. Interpretation and presentation are critical for the...

7th African World Heritage Youth Forum

The AWHF in partnership with ICCROM and the UAE Ministry of Culture & Youth are pleased to announce the 7th African World Heritage Youth Forum under the theme: “Engaging African Youth in Climate Action for World Heritage Conservation”.

CELEBRATING AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY: 5 MAY 2022

Proclaimed by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, African World Heritage Day is an opportunity for people around the world, particularly Africans, to celebrate the continents outstanding cultural and natural...

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