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. Thank you!

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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REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE PERIOD, APRIL 2022 TO MARCH 2027/EVALUATION ET DEVELOPPEMENT DU PLAN STRATEGIQUE DU FONDS POUR LE PATRIMOINE MONDIAL AFRICAIN (AVRIL 2022 – MARS 2027)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!!! Closing date: Monday, 15th March 2021, 16.30 CAT Application Timeline Application submission deadline – Monday 15th March 2021 Notification of successful candidate (s) – Friday 26th March 2021SubmissionApplications should be submitted via...

AWHF FLANDERS INTERNSHIP – CALL FOR APPLICATION 2021

Gewijzigde voorwaarden om te kandideren! Fantastisch stagevoorstel voor een stage in Zuid-Afrika met financiering door het Flanders Trainee Programme!  The application deadline is 28 February 2021 New Internship position at the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF)...

Appel à candidatures – Bourse d’immersion professionnelle Date de clôture : 12 mars 2021(17.00 TAC)

Le Fonds pour le patrimoine mondial africain (FPMA) est heureux d'annoncer la création d'une bourse d'immersion professionnelle pour soutenir les praticiens, les universitaires, les gestionnaires de sites et les jeunes professionnels du patrimoine naturel et culturel...

Call for Applications – Professional Immersion Fellowship Closing date: 12 March 2021(17.00 CAT)

The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is pleased to announce the Professional Immersion Fellowship to support African Heritage Practitioners, Academics, Site Managers and Young professionals in the field of natural and cultural heritage. The fellowship aims at...

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Climate Vulnerability Impact (CVI) Africa Project Supporting Climate Action in Africa Through Cultural Heritage – Deadline: 11th February 2021

Africa World Heritage Fund has partnered with the Climate Vulnerability Impact (CVI) Africa Project. The CVI Africa Project is providing foundational training to a cohort of six African heritage professionals in climate change vulnerability assessments of cultural...

OUR WORLD HERITAGE INITIATIVE – AWHF INVOLVEMENT

The African World Heritage Fund is one of the partners for the global OURWORLDHERITAGE Initiative. OURWORLDHERITAGE is a global initiative promoted by a group of individuals in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.The aim of the initiative is to...

MESSAGE DE CONDOLEANCES PAR RAPPORT AU DECES DE SIX (6) GARDES FORESTIERS DU PARC NATIONAL DE VIRUNGA EN RDC

C'est avec une grande tristesse que le Conseil d'administration, les parrains/marraine et le personnel du Fonds pour le patrimoine mondial africain (FPMA) ont appris le décès brutal de six gardes du parc national des Virunga en République démocratique du Congo...

CONDOLENCES MESSAGE ON THE TRAGIC PASSING OF SIX (6) PARK RANGERS AT VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK IN DRC

It is with great sadness that the Board of Trustees, Patrons and staff of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) learnt of the brutal passing of six rangers at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)....... Click on the FULL MESSAGE by Mr....

Professor Joseph Olabiyi Yai’s passing – Tribute by Mr. Vusumuzi Mkhize, Chairperson of the AWHF Board/Vusumuzi Mkhize, Président du conseil d’administration du FPMA

It was with great sorrow that I learned the demise of Professor Joseph Olabiyi Yai on 5th December. Prof. Yai was one of the founding Board Members of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) from 2006 - 2009. He was 80 years old. Prof Joseph Olabiyi Yai was a...

28th AWHF Board of Trustees Meeting in DRC (30th November – 4th December 2020 / 28e Réunion Ordinaire d’Administration du FPMA en DRC (30e Novembre – 4e Décembre 2020)

Every year, the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) holds two Board of Trustees Meetings, one in June-July in South Africa (host country) and the second one in November-December in another African country. This year in December 2020, AWHF in partnership with the...

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43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting.

30th June 2019

Roundtable Discussion on “Sites of Memory and World Heritage Convention

AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY – 5TH MAY

VenueThe workshop will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Theme: “World Heritage and Innovation in Africa” Proclaimed during the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, the African World Heritage Day (5th May) is an occasion to celebrate the exceptional...

REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM – 28th April – 5th May 2020

Every year, young people from all over the African continent come together to discuss and debate their involvement in World Heritage management:
• The forums culminate in a series of recommended actions which are highlighted in the “Youth Forum Declarations”.
• These actions take into account experiences and unique perspective of youth as well as the challenges facing young people in protection and promotion of World Heritage.
About 30 young participants are selected between ages 18-28 years old, from different African
countries.

DID YOU KNOW?

As of July 2019, Africa is underrepresented on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List with only 137 Sites listed from 1121 in the world, thus constituting only 12% representation. However, Africa is also over-represented on the World Heritage List in Danger with 22 Sites from 54 Sites listed in danger in the world, thus constituting 41% of the List. The situation is challenging to reverse.

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