Application Deadline: September 4, 2022
Applications are open for the 6th African World Heritage Youth Forum, a capacity building exercise focusing on Celebrating 50 Years of the 1972 World Heritage Convention and the African Youth in the Next 50: The Heritage We Want through African young professionals. The Forum places an emphasis on the youth perspective of the World Heritage Convention towards promoting and increasing African youth participation in the stewardship and promotion of World Heritage in Africa in a creative and innovative approach.
Twenty-five (25) young heritage champions from African countries (including 10 from Central Africa countries) will be selected for the forum. Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
• African citizen between the ages: 21 – 35;
• Minimum requirements: a post-secondary certified training and/or qualification;
• Fluency in French (being the working language of the Forum) and ability to communicate in at least one of the other four official languages of the African Union (English, Portuguese, Arabic and Swahili);
• Available for the entire duration of the Forum
Experienced in the field of World Heritage; working on conservation and promotion of heritage in their regular activities, along with other young people.
Active on online media and digital platforms (social media e.g. Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc).
Note: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The costs for the forum participation (return airfare, accommodation, meals, local transportation) in the Republic of Cameroon will be covered by AWHF, ICCROM and the Ministry of Arts and Culture of Cameroon.
Selected participants shall meet their own local costs in the country of origin, as well as visa application costs to enter the Republic of Cameroon.