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General History of Africa

The Women in African History e-learning platform is part of UNESCO’s General History of Africa project.

Phase I of the project was launched in 1964 and completed in 1999. It resulted in the preparation and publication of a collection of eight volumes, a main edition, and an abridged version which have been translated into thirteen languages (including three African languages). A digital version available for download can be found on the UNESCO website.

Phase II, launched in 2009 and entitled The Pedagogical Use of the General History of Africa, aims to develop educational content in order to encourage the teaching of African history. The Women in African History platform has been developed within the framework of Phase II.

> Web page of the General History of Africa

> Web page of the eight volumes of the General History of Africa