UNESCO Call for Applications: regional meeting on transboundary cooperation for effective management of World Heritage sites in Africa

Plazo de solicitud: octubre 21st 2018

The World Heritage Centre is now accepting proposals for oral presentations at the regional meeting on transboundary cooperation for effective management of World Heritage sites in Africa that will be held from 10 to 14 December 2018 in La Tapoa (Niger) at the W-Arly-Pendjari Complex World Heritage property.

Open to all parties concerned, this meeting will explore a wide range of topics related to transboundary cooperation and the preservation of African heritage with an emphasis on examining major challenges and practical solutions.

The Africa Unit of the World Heritage Centre is accepting abstracts, in English or French, from a wide range of stakeholders: sites managers, international heritage experts, community groups, government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. Contributions focusing on African examples, good practices, lessons learned and success stories for effective management of cultural and natural World Heritage sites in sub-Saharan African countries are welcome.

Fechas importantes

  • 21/10/2018 Submission deadline for paper abstracts
  • 09/11/2018 Announcement of the selection of contributions
  • 30/11/2018 Submission of the full papers and the PowerPoint presentations by authors

Outline of the programme

  • 9/12/2018 Arrival in Tapoa and registration
  • 10-14/12/2018 Opening, keynote speech, presentations and discussion sessions
  • 13/12/2018 Site visit to the W-Arly-Pendjari World Heritage property; conclusion of the working sessions and recommendations of the meeting.
  • 15/12/2018 Return to Niamey for homebound flights

Cómo aplicar:

  • This call is open to site managers, local communities, NGOs, experts and representatives of countries involved in transboundary cooperation initiatives for the effective management of cultural and natural World Heritage sites in Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their CVs (two pages max) and a summary of their paper in French or English (300 words max), to wh-africa@unesco.org. This summary should be relevant to the theme of the workshop and describe transboundary cooperation initiatives for effective management of World Heritage sites in Africa.
  • The participation is limited to one person per case study in the case where a paper is co-authored and submitted by several people, applicants are invited to name the representative of the entire group.
  • Las solicitudes de mujeres son fuertemente alentadas.

Para más información:

Visit the Official Webpage of the regional meeting on transboundary cooperation for effective management of World Heritage sites in Africa

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