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UNESCO Call for Applications – African World Heritage Day 2021

UNESCO Call for Applications – African World Heritage Day 2021


Deadline: 31-May-21

Applications are now open for the African World Heritage Day 2021 to develop a project proposal for raising awareness and engagement of youth in the protection and promotion of African World Heritage.

In Celebration of African World Heritage Day on 5 May 2021, and in the framework of the African Union Year 2021 for “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa They Want”, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in partnership with UNESCO National Commissions in the region and the African World Heritage Fund are launching an open competition for youth, aged 18 to 35 years, in all 13 countries covered by the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda).

Proposals may focus on raising awareness and/or engagement among youth for one World Heritage site in Africa, all World Heritage sites in a specific country or the Eastern Africa region, or may also focus on the entire Africa region.

Funding Information

All proposals must include a detailed budget breakdown indicating the estimated costs for all activities in USD for a total amount up to 5000 USD.
The maximum number of proposals that will be selected is five (5).
The proposed activity(-ies) must be feasible to carry-out between 1 July and 15 November 2021.
All proposed activities must respect national and World Health Organization (WHO) health guidelines and prevention measures for the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as national security and legal guidelines.
All proposals must respect human rights and promote respect for cultural diversity.
Geographic Countries

Eastern Africa Region: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Eligibility Criteria

Youth: individual or group of individuals aged 18 to 35 years (proposals from NGOs or institutions are not eligible).
For more information, visit https://en.unesco.org/news/call-east-african-youth-proposals-african-world-heritage-day-2021

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