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 particularly among young people, the wealth, value and need to preserve African heritage.

*COMPETITION!!! Stand a chance to win an AMAZING trip to Tanzania, South Africa and Cabo Verde by entering our photo competition via our Instagram platform #MyAfricanHeritage. The prizes are as follows:

         (1.)   FIRST PRIZE – Trip to the United Republic of Tanzania (Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National park)

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

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

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

3rd AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE REGIONAL YOUTH FORUM

DATE: 30th April – 5th May 2018
VENUE: Island of Mozambique World Heritage Site, Mozambique
ORGANISERS: the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, UNESCO Office in Maputo and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
WITH THE SUPPORT OF: African Union

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 in 2016 for English-speaking (Anglophone) countries in Robben Island (South Africa) and the Francophone version for French speaking countries in 2017 at Loropeni Ruins (Burkina Faso), will address the African Lusophone (Portuguese) Youth in Maputo, Mozambique. The four-day Forum (30 April-3 May) will consist of fieldwork on the interpretation of the Island of Mozambique World Heritage Site and will conclude with a one-day Seminar (4th May) and conclude with the official celebration of the African World Heritage Day (5th May).