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

AWHF MET WITH DIRECTOR OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE 

Dr. Mechtild Rossler at UNESCO Headquartes in Paris on discussions around conservation, management & nomination processes as well as relations with the African Union.

AWHF MEETS WITH ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNESCO

Africa Department, Mr Firmin Matoko on issues relating to conservation, management, development and growth of African heritage aspects for the betterment of the continent.

 

PLANNING MEETING WITH UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE

A progressive planning meeting went underway at UNESCO Headquarters with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre discussing upcoming prospects and programmes for 2019 and beyond.

AWHF MEETS WITH AMBASSADORS – PERMANENT DELEGATES TO UNESCO

  1. AWHF meets with Councillor of Heritage & Tourism, Mr. Mohammed Alsemiran of the Permanent Delegation of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO. Engagements were on possible bilateral collaborations in areas of capacity building, exchange of expertise and mutual transfer of skills within heritage
  2. AWHF held follow up discussions with Ambassador – Permanent Delegate of Angola to UNESCO on heritage related issues and development of the African continent.
  3. AWHF had engagements with Ambassador – Permanent Delegate of Benin to UNESCO on future collaboration prospects with the Fund.
  4. AWHF Acting Executive Director shares a comprehensive Publication of African World Heritage Sites with Ambassador – Permanent Delegate of Mali to UNESCO.

MEETING AFRICA GROUP 

AWHF held a very progressive meeting with the Africa Group on pertinent documents geared to move the objectives of the Fund forward and improve the heritage standing of the African continent

UNESCO AFRICA UNIT TEAM

AWHF meets with the dynamic UNESCO Africa Unit Team in Paris

Educational grant

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Moses Mapesa Research Grant Closing date: 21st October 2018 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is pleased to announce the Moses Mapesa[1] Research Grant to support African Doctoral and Masters students in the field of heritage. The AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African State Parties in implementing the UNESCO 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and...
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APPLICATION FOR CONSERVATION GRANTS – CALL FOR PROPOSALS/Appel à propositions

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 1. The African World Heritage Fund The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. The main objective of the AWHF is to address the challenges faced by African State Parties in the implementation of the 1972 Convention,...
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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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