24.09.2013 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Call for applications: Training workshop to learn about the risks facing World Heritage sites in Africa

Cultural heritage properties are increasingly being exposed to threats. But cultural heritage professionals are not always prepared to deal such risks. Against this backdrop, the African World Heritage Fund in partnership with the School of African Heritage (EPA) and the Ministry of Culture of Tunisia invite African heritage professionals to apply for a training workshop on disaster risk preparedness. The training workshop will take place from 25 November to 6 December 2013 in Tunisia

The training workshop will be site specific, aiming at enhancing the knowledge and building capacities of heritage practitioners, disaster risk professionals and communities on risk preparedness and the mechanisms for protecting, conserving and managing cultural world heritage properties.

15 participants will be selected for the training workshop. Participants should be affiliated with a cultural World Heritage Site. Participants can include site managers, community members, and related professionals not necessarily within the heritage sector, such as disaster risk professionals. The project is open to participants from all African countries.

The working language of the workshop will be French. The deadline for application is Friday 11 October 2013

This training is part of a programme implemented by the African World Heritage Fund, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF). The aim is to build capacities among African world heritage professionals.

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