26.04.2011 - Secretariat of the 2001 Convention

Sub-Regional meeting on the 2001 Convention in Dar es Salaam on 28 and 29 April 2011

© B. JefferyThe Great Northern shipwreck, Zanzibar, Tanzania. This shipwreck referred to as the Great Northern shipwreck off Zanzibar (Tanzania) was scientifically investigated. During the research work the corals were carefully preserved from destruction.

UNESCO is organizing a sub-regional meeting on the ratification and implementation of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Dar es Salaam, on 28 and 29 April 2011.

The meeting is being organized in close collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania, Department of Antiquities and the Centre for International Heritage Activities (CIE). It aims at fostering policy level and technical exchange on lessons learned during the last year in the various countries and pilot projects of the region.

The meeting will bring together participants from Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, as well as South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Uganda, who will share with their fellow colleagues their valuable experience and expertise.

Please contact Adele Nibona from the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salam or Robert Parthesius from CIE for further information.

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