Monday, 21 December 2015


ANNOUNCEMENT – Call for Participants

African Regional Youth Forum for World Heritage:
Increasing youth involvement in the promotion and protection of African World Heritage

The African World Heritage Fund and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in partnership with the Robben Island Museum are pleased to announce a call for participants for a regional youth forum from the 28th April to the 4th May 2016 at the Robben Island World Heritage Site in Cape Town, South Africa.
This forum will address young people and seek to provide a sustainable platform for youth in Africa that could increase the involvement of youth in the promotion and protection of World Heritage in Africa, and also deliver 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 is the first regional youth forum on World Heritage in Africa addressing Anglophone youth. A second forum is planned for 2017 targeting francophone youth in Africa.
Who can participate?
  • Young citizens from the African continent;
  • Aged from 20 to 28 years old with fluent English (no interpretation will be provided);
  • Available to attend for the full length of the event and invest time to prepare and follow up the forum;
  • Motivated, active and driven individuals interested in engaging in a World Heritage network of young African youth and eager to implement the outcomes of the forum in their home countries
  • Individuals passionate about heritage in their country.

The complete application package should be submitted at the latest on the 31st January 2016.
For more information and details on the application process, please view the announcement document and application form.
Announcement_Africa Youth Forum 2016
Application Form_Youth Forum 2016

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