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:
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.