Welcome to the Africa Group section of ICOMOS International

Goree Island Senegal AfricaRegionalGroupThe Africa Region is comprised of forty six (46) countries [1], fifteen (15) of which currently have National Committees [2]. There are also individual members in eleven (11) countries where National Committees have not yet been created [3].*

The Group is represented on the ICOMOS Board by Ms Chilangwa Chaiwa from Zambia, elected as Vice-President of the ICOMOS Bureau during the 21st ICOMOS General Assembly in 2023 in Sydney (Australia).


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Celebration of the African World Heritage Day - ICOMOS EPWG & ICCROM webinar

AfricanWorldHeritageDay_CelebrationIn celebration of African World Heritage Day, celebrated each year since its establishment at the 38th UNESCO General Assembly in 2015, the ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group for the Africa region (ICOMOS EPWG Africa) partnered with ICCROM through its Youth.Heritage.Africa (YHA) programme to organise a webinar on 5 May.

Entitled "Heritage and youth: climate action, entrepreneurship and digital technologies", this webinar gave voice to 4 young African professionals behind inspiring initiatives to promote African cultural heritage.  


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Conference - Heritage for Climate Resilience and Renaissance in Africa

WEBSITE ARTICLE THUMBNAILSThis year, African World Heritage Day was celebrated to highlight the role and significance of heritage in improving climate resilience across African communities.

Emerging researchers from 32 countries within and outside of Africa collaborated with the University of Lincoln, UK, and the British Academy Early Career Researchers Network (BA-ECRN) to organise a conference on ‘Heritage for Climate Resilience and Renaissance in Africa: Critical Engagements for Transformative Futures’ on 9 May 2024.

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Celebration of the International Day of Monuments and Sites in Africa

IDMSAfrica EventRecapENGSince its inception in 1982 by ICOMOS and its adoption the same year by the UNESCO General Conference, the International Day for Monuments and Sites (IDMS) has taken place every year on April 18. Celebrated throughout the world, this day represents an opportunity to promote and celebrate the importance of cultural heritage. 

The theme of this year's event (2024) was "Disasters and conflicts through the lens of the Venice Charter". Africa was no exception. ICOMOS is pleased to highlight four activities that took place on the continent on this occasion.

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