In the framework of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Africa region, training workshop for Anglophone World Heritage Site Managers will be held from 19-21 February 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya
Over 100 participants including around 80 African World Heritage Site Managers from 18 Anglophone countries will be capacitated to the statutory requirements of the World Heritage Convention related to Periodic Reporting. Site Managers will be trained in the technical aspects of section II of the reports related to their World Heritage properties. During this 3-day meeting, five case studies will be showcased by the different Site Managers such as factors affecting the property, visitor management and education, information and awareness building.
Periodic Reporting is one of the core conservation monitoring mechanisms of the World Heritage Convention. Every six years, the States Parties are invited to submit to the World Heritage Committee a Periodic Report on the application of the World Heritage Convention in their territory.
The Africa region is the second region after the Arab States to start their reporting duties, in conformity to the World Heritage Committee Decision 41 COM 10A related to the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in the Africa region.
The training workshop is organised by the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in cooperation, with the African World Heritage Fund and the UNESCO Regional Offices in Abuja, Dakar, Harare and Yaoundé and in partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage and the Kenyan National Commission for UNESCO. A similar workshop for Francophone World Heritage Site Managers will take place from 24-28 March 2020 in Meyomessala, Cameroon.