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The Heritage Management Organization joins forces with the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union

The Heritage Management Organization joins forces with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union to promote capacity building in Heritage Management Institutions across Africa

We are honored to announce that the Heritage Management Organization, the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the African Union (AU) are partnering in celebration of the African Union Year of Arts, Culture, and Heritage (2021). 

Aiming to build capacity in Heritage Management Institutions around Africa, we are launching a comprehensive scholarships program, which acknowledges the significance of heritage in the African continent as a lever for education, local pride, and sustainable economic development. 

This is the first time that the UN Economic Commission for Africa partners with another institution to launch a cultural heritage program in Africa . In this first- ever partnership our role is to deliver capacity-building programs (mapping capacity, organizing workshops, and giving out scholarships) to Ethiopia, Benin, and The Gambia and to offer consultancy services in all 5 projects that the UN ECA is running in Africa.

In the context of the program, the Heritage Management Organization is offering 30 scholarships, for Heritage Management Capacity Building to train heritage experts, working for African heritage organizations. The scholarships will be granted for the period 2021-2022 as follows: 

  • Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural heritage, 22-24 October 2021
  • Engaging Communities in Cultural Heritage 5-7 November 2021
  • Project Management for Heritage Managers, 3-5 December 2021
  • Introduction to Heritage Interpretation for Site Managers, 21-23 January 2022
  • Successful Fundraising for Heritage Managers: Strategies and Best Practices, 11-13 March 2022
  • Communication Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Cultural Organizations, April 2022
  • Strategic Planning for Heritage Managers, 13-15 May 2022
  • Digital Tools for Cultural Heritage Management Summer School, 16 May-10 June 2022
  • Travelling Exhibitions, June 2022
  • Engaging Communities in Cultural Heritage Summer School Programme, 19 June-1 July 2022

We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to collaborate both with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union in heritage-related management programs highlighting our conviction that heritage management can be a significant stepping stone towards creating jobs, supporting sustainable development as well as strengthening democracy. Heritage is a major tool for Socio Economic development.