• 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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Risk preparedness field project at Cidade Velha, Cape Verde

February 18, 2015

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Dr Webber Ndoro (Director of the AWHF) with President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde, the winner of the Ibrahim award on leadership and governance in Africa   The town of Ribeira Grande, renamed Cidade Velha in the late 18th century, was the first European colonial outpost in the tropics. Located in the south of the […]



The application period for the Earth Skills Network closes on 27th February 2015.

February 17, 2015

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The Earth Skills Network is a unique collaboration between Earthwatch, UNESCO, IUCN and the business community. It connects leaders from business and conservation through mentoring and skill-sharing opportunities. The knowledge gained through this global network provides new resources to safeguard the future of vital conservation areas. The Earth Skills Network is looking to recruit 18 staff from […]



The evaluation of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) UNESCO Category 2 Centre

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The African World Heritage Fund which is a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO is undergoing an evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the Fund’s performance with respect to its objectives and functions, as specified in the Agreement between UNESCO and the host Government, and its contribution to UNESCO’s strategic […]



SEMINAR ON “HARMONISING HERITAGE WITH THE AFRICAN UNION AGENDA 2063” and AWHF BUSINESS BREAKFAST.

February 13, 2015

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The African World Heritage Fund in collaboration with the African Union and the South African Government (Dept. of Arts and Culture & Dept. of Environmental Affairs) are planning a seminar on harmonizing Heritage with the recently launched African Union Agenda 2063. The seminar will offer a platform to various stakeholders to reflect on the operational […]



CALL FOR PAPERS

February 12, 2015

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The World Heritage Watch In conjunction with this year’s meeting of UNESCO World Heritage Committee, is organizing an International NGO Conference titled “UNESCO World Heritage And the Role of Civil Society” on 26-27 June 2015 at the Gustav Stresemann Institute, Bonn, Germany. The World Heritage Watch is partnering with Europa Nostra, Greenpeace Russia, the German […]

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