In Celebration of African World Heritage Day on 5 May 2021, and in the framework of the African Union Year 2021 for “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building Africa We Want”, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and the African World Heritage Fund are launching an open competition for youth in all 13 countries covered by the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, namely Comoros,
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, aged 18 to 35 years old to develop a project proposal for raising awareness and engagement of youth in the protection and promotion of African World Heritage.
Proposals may focus on raising awareness and/or engagement among youth for one World Heritage site in Africa, all World Heritage sites in a specific country or the Eastern Africa region, or may also focus on the entire Africa region. Proposals can also focus on Tentative List sites or the World Heritage Convention in general.
More information on the World Heritage Convention and World Heritage in the Africa region can be found on the following links:
World Heritage Convention, http://whc.unesco.org/en/convention/
World Heritage in Africa, http://whc.unesco.org/en/africa/
World Heritage sites, http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
African World Heritage Day, https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/africanheritageday
African World Heritage Fund, https://awhf.net/
African Union Year, https://au.int/es/node/39887