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.
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)
CONCLUSION OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL COORDINATION MEETING OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-RELATED CATEGORY 2 INSTITUTES & CENTRES
AWHF VACANT POSITION – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (AWHF)
AWHF VACANCY – Head of Programmes
AWHF VACANCY – Partnership Officer
APPLICATION FOR AWHF CONSERVATION GRANTS IS EXTENDED
AWHF MEETS WITH AMBASSADORS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EMBASSIES OF NORWAY, CHINA AND NETHERLANDS TO ETHIOPIA
AWHF PREPARES FOR THE 22nd BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TO BE HELD IN DJIBLIHO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
AWHF CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS WITH THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION (AUC)
HIS EXCELLENCY DR. HIFIKEPUNYE POHAMBA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA TO HOST THE AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST EVENT
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