The Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting (2018 – 2024), a global World Heritage conservation monitoring exercise carried out in six-year cycles, begin in this second half of September 2019 with reporting in the Africa region.

35 African States Parties with 95 World Heritage properties (52 cultural, 38 natural and 5 mixed properties) as well as the site(s) inscribed at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Baku, Azerbaijan), will go through the process of Periodic Reporting.

Africa will be the second region to fill out the questionnaire for the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. 

The purpose of the Periodic Reporting Exercise is to give key stakeholders the opportunity to reflect on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Africa region and to take stock of matters relating to the conservation, protection and management of World Heritage sites at the regional, national and the site level.

Reporting in the Africa region will last approximately 10 months and will run from September 2019 to July 2020. During this time, participants will gather relevant information and complete and submit their questionnaires.

Participants in this cycle of Periodic Reporting will benefit from the many new developments which have taken place since the last reporting cycle, including revised and updated questionnaires integrating the Sustainable Development approach and synergies with other conventions and a suite of training and guidance materials which have been developed specifically for the exercise.

The exercise also offers the opportunity for regional cooperation and exchange. Over the course of the reporting year the World Heritage Centre and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) which will provide technical cooperation, will be offering a number of training workshops for National Focal Points and Site Managers in the region.

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