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.

 

 

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MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON “WORLD HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA”

42nd WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE MEETING 2018

DATE: 26th June – 04 July 2018
VENUE: Manama, Bahrain
ORGANISERS: African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in partnership with UNESCO World Heritage Centre & ICCROM

The World Heritage Committee Meeting is an annual gathering of global scope to discuss World Heritage issues. Regularly, during the meeting, the Africa Unit at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) have partnered with other institutions to organize a side event aiming at raising awareness on specific topics related to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Africa. In July 2016 during the 40th World Heritage Committee Session in Istanbul (Turkey), a joint exhibition was displayed on “African heritage under threat” and a ministerial colloquium held “Sustainable Development Issues in Africa”. A similar initiative was implemented in July 2017 in Krakow (Poland) which included a display of an exhibition and a roundtable discussion on African Slave Trades. Likewise, a ministerial event is envisioned during the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in July 2018 in Manama (Bahrain). The MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON “WORLD HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA” is scheduled to take place on 28th June 2018.

 

 

AFRICAN WORLD HERTAGE DAY – 5th MAY 2018
Date:
5 MAY 2018
Continent:
Africa
African States Parties:
53
Theme: “
Cherishing  our African World Heritage

Proclaimed during the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, African World heritage day (5 May) is an occasion to celebrate the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the African continent. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness ,particularly among young people, the wealth, value and need to preserve African heritage.

To access the leaflet for more details about African World Heritage Day – 5th May, click here

VACANT POST – AWHF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Job Title Administrative Assistant (AWHF) Job Type Classification Contract Location - Town / City Midrand Location - Province Gauteng Location - Country South Africa Job Description Under the direct authority of the Director of the Fund, and the direct supervision of the Head of Administration, the incumbent shall be responsible to carry out general office administration duties in the office of the Director and the...
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AWHF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – VACANT POSITION ALERT

Job Title Administrative Assistant (AWHF) Job Type Classification Contract Location - Town / City Midrand Location - Province Gauteng Location - Country South Africa Job Description Under the direct authority of the Director of the Fund, and the direct supervision of the Head of Administration, the incumbent shall be responsible to carry out general office administration duties in the office of the Director and the...
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Application Form – AU Youth Envoy

African Heads of State and Government in their Decision Assembly/AU/Dec. 591(XXVI) declared 2017 as the year for “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in the Youth” and called for the development of a comprehensive roadmap with clear deliverables and milestones to guide Member States and Regional Economic Communities on key steps to take, beyond 2017, towards harnessing the demographic dividend in...
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AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY INSTAGRAM COMPETITION – 05 MAY 2018

AFRICAN WORLD HERTAGE DAY – 5th MAY 2018 THEME: “Cherishing our African World Heritage“ DATE: 5th MAY 2018 CONTINENT: Africa AFRICAN STATES PARTIES: 53 Proclaimed during the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, African World heritage day (5 May) is an occasion to celebrate the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the African continent. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness...
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AWHF FLANDERS INTERNSHIP – CALL FOR APPLICATION 2018 – Gewijzigde voorwaarden om te kandideren!

Gewijzigde voorwaarden om te kandideren! Fantastisch stagevoorstel voor een stage in Zuid-Afrika met financiering door het Flanders Trainee Programme! De applicatie deadline is 15 May 2018 New Internship Position in Midrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) at the African World Heritage Fund AWHF). The internship content is focused on Communication, Media Relations and Partnerships. Terms of Reference for Internship...
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3rd AWHF REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM – CALL FOR APPLICATION/ANÚNCIO PARA O FÓRUM REGIONAL JUVENIL SOBRE O PATRIMÓNIO MUNDIAL AFRICANO

CALL FOR APPLICATION  3rd AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM Mainstreaming youth perspective and involvement in conservation and sustainable development of African World Heritage In collaboration with UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique, the African World Heritage Fund is organising the Third Regional Youth Forum on World Heritage in Africa. The Forum, which follows the gathering...
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4th Meeting of the African Union Commission Working Group to develop the African Union (AU) Model Law on protection of Cultural Property and Heritage.

The 4th Meeting of the African Union Commission Working Group to develop the African Union (AU) Model Law on the Protection of Cultural Property and Heritage was held in Cairo, Egypt from 20th to 23rd February 2018. The meeting was jointly organized and funded by the AU Department of Social Affairs, the African World Heritage Fund and the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN). The objective of the meeting was to...
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FAC-AFRICA COURSE: First Aid to Cultural Heritage in times of crisis (APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT)

Dates: 12-28 November 2018 Application deadline: 29 March 2018 Place: Bamako, Mali Working languages: English and French Organizing partners UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ICCROM - International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property Overview Culture cannot wait. Be it the rescue of the ancient manuscripts in besieged Timbuktu or the...
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CONCLUSION OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL COORDINATION MEETING OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-RELATED CATEGORY 2 INSTITUTES & CENTRES

 Robben Island Museum’s (RIM) CEO, Mr. Mava Dada kicked off proceedings at the Sixth Annual Coordination Meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage - related Category 2 Institutes and Centres (C2C). This important meeting started on Sunday, 11 February and is set to run until Wednesday, 14 February 2018 on Robben Island. Delegates who are participating in this C2C meeting included Advisory Bodies to World Heritage...
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AWHF VACANT POSITION – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (AWHF)

The African World Heritage Fund is a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO and an inter-governmental organization based in South Africa with a specific mandate of implementing the UNESCO 1972 Convention concerning the protection and promotion of world cultural and natural places in Africa. The organization seeks to appoint an Executive Director. The details are as follows: Johannesburg, South Africa...
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Above:  CONGRATULATIONS!!! FIRST PRIZE WINNER OF THE INSTAGRAM PHOTO COMPETITION  – Mr. Mrinal Mohit – Photo: Namib Sand Sea, Namibia [Flag Namibia] #MyAfricanheritage #PriorityAfrica #5May. 1st PRIZE: Visit  to Ngororongo Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

 

RESULTS OF THE AFRICAN WORLD HERTAGE DAY INSTAGRAM COMPETITION

 (2.) SECOND PRIZE – Trip to South Africa (Robben Island)

The winner of the 2nd prize of the African World Heritage Day photo contest is Machano Ashraki Mussa from Ash Gallery. #MyAfricanheritage #PriorityAfrica #5May
Winning Photo: Stone Town of Zanzibar, United-Republic of Tanzania [Flag Tanzania]

 (3.)   THIRD PRIZE – Visit to Cabo Verde (World Heritage Site of Cidade Velha Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande)

The winner of the 3rd prize of the African World Heritage Day photo contest is Rogers Etimu  #MyAfricanheritage #PriorityAfrica #5May
Winning Photo: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda [Flag Uganda]