African World Heritage Fund: Inviting Proposals for Conservation Grants

Deadline: 14 October 2018

The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is currently inviting proposals for its Conservation Grants to provide grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties.

The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. The main objective of the AWHF is to address the challenges faced by African State Parties in the implementation of the 1972 Convention, specifically, the underrepresentation of African sites on the World Heritage List and the insufficient conservation and management of these sites.

Budget Information

  • AWHF grant will only cover direct costs related to the project activities.
  • Applicants should provide detailed budget in US$ for every activity to be implemented;
  • Applicants should indicate the State Parties’ contribution to the project.

Duration

The projects must be implemented within 12 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • African State Party to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
  • Projects activities are restricted to World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO.
  • Project proposals MUST address challenges affecting the State of Conservation of selected World Heritage property.
  • Government institutions involved in the management and protection of World Heritage Sites.
  • The application must be approved by Head/Director of heritage institution/organization accompanied by a cover letter endorsing the project.

Evaluation and Selection Process

All applications will be assessed before the final decision is made. The assessment will be based on but not limited to the following:

  • Relevance and contribution of the project to addressing challenges at a particular World Heritage property;
  • Quality and to what extent is the project proposal innovative;
  • Accurate and realistic budget

How to Apply

Application form (English and French versions) can be downloaded via given website.

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Conservation Grants.

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