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African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship program 2021

Deadline: 12th March, 2021

African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship Program 2021 application is now ongoing. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization established 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 African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is to address the challenges faced by many States Parties in Africa in the implementation of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (hereinafter World Heritage Convention), specifically, the underrepresentation of African sites on the World Heritage List and the insufficient conservation and management of these sites.

African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship Program 2021 which is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims at supporting an African Professional to implement short term projects which focus on improving the state of conservation and sustainability of World Heritage properties in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria for the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship Program 2021
  • The applicant should be a citizen in any African country.
  • Projects activities are restricted to African World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO.
  • Proposals MUST address challenges affecting the State of Conservation of selected World heritage property. Projects addressing conservation and sustainability issues raised in the State of Conservation (SoC) reports and the decisions made by the World Heritage Committee will have added advantage.
  • The project can address sustainability (presentation, entrepreneurship, tourism) at a World Heritage property.
  • Site Managers, Youths, Heritage Professionals in Academia and Practitioners involved in the management and protection of World Heritage Sites are encouraged to apply.
  • The application must be approved by the Head/Director of institution/organization accompanied by a cover letter from institution designated as responsible for World Heritage Sites (World Heritage Focal point) endorsing the project.
African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship Program 2021 Budget
  • The Professional Immersion Fellowship will only cover direct costs related to the project
  • Applicants should provide detailed budget not exceeding US$ 10,000 as contribution of AWHF. The Funds cannot be used to purchase equipment (computers/laptops, cameras, field equipment), pay salaries and consultancy fees among others.
  • Applicants should indicate any other financial or in-kind contributions to the project.
Selection Process for the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship Program 2021

All received applications will be evaluated and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance and contribution of the project to conservation challenges and sustainability at a World Heritage property in Africa
  • Quality of project design and use of innovative and cost-effective approaches;
  • Clearly articulated, realistic and measurable outcomes
  • Level of stakeholders’ involvement and participation
  • Accurate and realistic budget
  • Confirmation of support or co-funding mechanisms.
How to Apply for the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship Program 2021

Download Application Form Here

For enquiry about the Professional Immersion fellowship visit the official website of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) Professional Immersion Fully Funded Fellowship Program 2021

NOTE: The projects MUST be implemented within 3 months before 30 October 2021

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