UNESCO, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), ICCROM, Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF), has developed an Implementation programme to start addressing the priority areas identified in the periodic report. The programme consists of a number of activities, including a training workshop on risk preparedness.
The African World Heritage Fund in partnership with the School of African Heritage (EPA) and the Ministry of Culture of Tunisia launch the call for applications for the Francophone risk preparedness training workshop for World Heritage, which will take place from the 25 November to the 6 December 2013 in Tunisia.
Cultural heritage properties are increasingly being exposed to different threats. There has been a realization that there is lack of capacity in dealing with risk, both as a threat to heritage properties at site-level and regional-level. This training workshop will be site specific, aiming at enhancing the knowledge and building capacity 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 Property. 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.
Please note that the working language of the workshop will be French. The deadline for application is Friday 11 October 2013.