• Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad


    The Qal’a of Beni Hammad is a remarkable archaeological site located 36 km to the north-east of the town of M’Sila. This ensemble of preserved ruins, at 1,000 m altitude, is located in a mountainous setting of striking beauty on the southern flank of Djebel Maâdid. The Qal’a of Beni Hammad was founded at the […]
  • Lake Malawi National Park


    The park, which covers some 94 km2 , is composed of the Cape Maclear peninsula, three other disjunct mainland areas, 12 islands and lake waters that lie within 100 m of the park’s terrestrial components. Total water area is estimated as 7 km2 . Habitat types vary from rocky shorelines to sandy beaches and from wooded hillsides to swamps and […]
  • Bassari Country


    (Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes) The cultural landscape of Bassari is located in south-eastern Senegal, close to the Mali and Guinean borders, in a hilly territory, formed by the northern foothills of the Fouta Djallon Massif. Two distinct geographic environments feature the region: the alluvial plain and the peneplain to the north and the […]
  • Kasubi Tombs


    The Kasubi site bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda. The spatial organization of the Tombs represents the best extant example of a Baganda palace/architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries. The built and natural elements of […]
  • The Island of Meroe


    The Island of Meroe is the heartland of the Kingdom of Kush, a major power in the ancient world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE. Meroe became the principal residence of the rulers, and from the 3rd century BCE onwards it was the site of most royal burials. The property consists […]

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AWHF receives a grant from the Netherlands Funds-In-Trust [ENG/FRE]

March 30, 2015

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AWHF CONTINUES TO BUILD RESILIENCE AT AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE PROPERTIES THANKS TO A GRANT FROMTHE NETHERLANDS FUNDS-IN-TRUST TO UNESCO Thanks to a generous grant from the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, the African World Heritage Fund is partnering with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to offer an introductory workshop on building resilience at World Heritage Properties in Africa. Through […]



First project together with CyArk was a succes

March 25, 2015

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Some weeks ago, we announced that the AWHF had signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with a new partner called CyArk. The people of this new Californian partner of ours had a delightful time conducting a training workshop in conjunction with the AWHF in Cape Verde. This was the first project that the AWHF did with […]



Meet the AWHF team

March 24, 2015

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We have updated our staff page! Meet the AWHF team here.



New staff at the AWHF

March 23, 2015

Mr. Yannick Van Winkel

AWHF is pleased to welcome Mr. Yannick Van Winkel from Belgium who joined the AWHF mid-March. Mr. Van Winkel is on a six month internship supported by the Flanders Department Of Foreign Affairs through the Flanders Trainee Programme. He will be supporting the AWHF’s Communication and Press Department. After completing his BA in Communication Sciences […]



Vacancy: Director of the World Heritage Centre

March 5, 2015

Vacancy notice Title : DIRECTOR, DIVISION FOR HERITAGE AND WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE Domain : Culture Post Number : CLT 002 Grade : D-2 Organizational Unit : SECTOR FOR CULTURE Primary Location : FR-Paris Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Type of contract : Fixed Term Salary : 154 244 USD Deadline (Midnight Paris […]

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Quarterly Review

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AWHF Quarterly Review January-March 2015 (English).pdf

AWHF Revue Trimestrielle octobre-décembre 2014 (Français).pdf



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AWHF Annual Report April 2013- March 2014

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