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World Heritage Youth Forum for the Africa Region

The Regional Youth Forum on World Heritage in Africa will take place from 28 April to 4 May 2016 on Robben Island World Heritage property in South Africa.
Part of the World Heritage Education Programme, this African Youth Forum seeks to provide a sustainable platform to increase the involvement of youth in the promotion and protection of World Heritage in Africa. It also aims at delivering essential feedback to UNESCO, the World Heritage Committee and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) on youth challenges, accomplishments and actions related to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the region.

This regional youth forum will address Anglophone youth. A second forum is planned for 2017 targeting francophone youth in Africa.

Twenty-four African applicants, aged 20 - 28 years old, will be selected to participate in the Youth Forum based on the quality of their application, which includes creating a 2 minute video on how youth can contribute to the promotion and protection of World Heritage in the Africa region.

The Youth Forum is being organized by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), Robben Island Museum (RIM) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre with support from the Government of South African Government and the African Union as part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the founding of the African World Heritage Fund.

All applications should be sent to: awhfyouthforum@gmail.com


Type of Event Special Event
Start 28.04.2016 08:00 local time
End 04.05.2016 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Quin, Carméla
Organizer African World Heritage Fund
Contact Pamela Mac Quilkan, PamelaM4@awhf.net
Country South Africa
City Robben Island
Venue Robben Island World Heritage property
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Republic of South Africa to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 24
Official Website
Link 1 Call for Participants: First Regional Youth Forum for World Heritage in Africa (Deadline 31 January 2016)
Link 2 Robben Island
Link 3 World Heritage Education Programme
Link 4 UNESCO celebrates 10 years of achievements of the African World Heritage Fund

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