Saturday, 19 December 2015

African Regional Youth Forum For World Heritage 2016 In South Africa (Fully Funded)

African Regional Youth Forum For World Heritage 2016 In South Africa (Fully Funded)

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.

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.

Selection Criteria
The following items will be strongly considered during selection:

Profile confirms with requirements;
Completed application package (form, CV, motivation letter, recommendation letter & video);
Diversity and complementarities of experiences among participants;
Potential to act as multiplier;
Gender and geographic balance;

The costs for the forum will be covered by the organizers; the African World Heritage Fund and Robben Island Museum (i.e. airfare, accommodation, meals and local transport within South Africa during the forum).

Application Process
The complete application package should be submitted at the latest on the 31st January 2016 (9am GMT) via the following email address:

Announcement_Africa Youth Forum 2016
Application Form_Youth Forum 2016

For any queries or problems during application process, please contact AWHF (Pamela Mac Quilkan: with copy to UNESCO (Carméla Quin: Please note that applications sent to these emails will not be accepted, please send to the stipulated email address:

Successful applicants will be informed by 26th February 2016 at the latest.

Deadline: January 31, 2016

For more information, visit the official website.
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