Launch Meeting of the Second Cycle of the World Heritage Periodic Reporting for Africa
This meeting, organized in partnership with the Government of Senegal, and with financial support from the African World Heritage Fund, Government of Switzerland and France-UNESCO Convention, will take place from 20 to 22 January 2010.
It aims to bring together 44 African States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in order to review the implementation status of the Convention in Africa, in particular the state of conservation and management of World Heritage properties of the Region. The meeting will share all the necessary methodological and strategic information to facilitate the preparation of various reports to be submitted by the States Parties.
The national focal points have an important role to coordinate the online filling of the Periodic Reporting Questionnaire, upon working with the site-managers of World Heritage properties within the respective countries, and to ensure efficient and effective communication between the State Party and the World Heritage Centre, as well as with the other State Parties of the region.