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Committee Decisions

27 COM 20B.2

World Heritage Programmes

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalling the positive results of Module 1 (Africa 2009) obtained in strengthening institutional capacities in the Africa Region, and its contribution to improved awareness and understanding among the African Cultural Heritage experts on the values and on strategies for heritage protection,;

2. Further recalling its satisfaction with the synthesis Periodic Report which gives direction for future World Heritage activities in Africa (see Document WHC-02/CONF.202/16),;

3. Noting the training experience of Africa 2009 and its potential for the development of other World Heritage programmes,;

4. Bearing in mind that the proposed Africa Regional Programme is an initial programme aimed at launching a larger and a longer-term programme for Africa, and giving priority to the recommendations of the Periodic Reporting exercise,;

5. Underlining the need to reinforce the long-term capacity-building programmes provided by Mweka and Garoua African Collegess of Wildlife management for protected area managers including the managers of the World Natural Heritage sites, through short and targeted practical training,;

6. Concerned about the impact of human activities including armed conflict that have affected the conservation and protection activities in African Natural World Heritage properties,;

7. Approves Module 1 (Africa 2009) programme activities for the biennium 2004-2005 as described in documents WHC-03/27.COM/6B and WHC-03/27..COM/INF.20B, and the funding request of US$ 200 000 submitted by ICCROM;

8. Further approves the proposed Module 2 & 3 of the Regional Programme for Africa, and the activities for 2004-2005 as presented in Committee documents WHC-03/27COM/.INF.20C, summarized in WHC-03/.27.COM/6B and in WHC-03/27.COM/20B;

9. Decides to allocate US$ 90,000 for the biennium as seed funds to launch the Module 2 & 3 of the Regional Programme for Africa as presented by the World Heritage Centre to complement the on-going Module 1 (Africa 2009);

10. Requests the World Heritage Centre to prepare a progress report on the Regional Programme for Africa to be presented to the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee in 2007.

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: AFR
Session: 27COM