awflogoThe Government of the Republic of South Africa, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, are pleased to announce an International Conference on “Living with World Heritage in Africa”, which will take place from the 26th to the 29th September 2012 in South Africa. The Conference is being organized on the occasion of the worldwide celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention under the theme “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the role of local communities”. The Conference will bring together high level decision makers from African Governments, heritage institutions, local communities and development sectors.

Potential delegates are invited to submit any or a combination of the following options for the International Conference: academic papers, videos/films or poster exhibitions no later than 16 July 2012. The conference will discuss experiences and  possibilities related to the world heritage and sustainable development in Africa. For more information, visit