Background: From 13 - 17 November at the premises of the Ecole du Patrimoine
Africain (EPA), the 2nd AFRICA 2009 Directors Seminar was carried out in
conjunction with the Regional Course on Conservation and Management of Immovable
Seminar Objectives: The objectives of the Directors Seminars were to:
disseminate information about AFRICA 2009 to heads of institutions in
the region to better enable them to take advantage of the activities of
provide a forum for input from directors to ensure that the
programme is meeting the needs of the African institutions which it
support the work of the directors by acting as a forum/networking
mechanism which brings directors together on a periodic basis;
support for participants of the regional courses upon their return to
their countries by informing directors of course contents
identify existing and possible partnerships both inside
the heritage institution and outside at the local and national level;
elect two new members of the Coordination Committee.
Structure: Directors were invited from each of the 15 institutions represented
by participants of the regional course. The seminar was divided into three
parts. The first, constituted a welcome to the seminar and an introduction
to AFRICA 2009. The second part of the seminar consisted of site visits and
presentations by the course participants to inform the directors of the work
that had been carried out during the course and to discuss the results with
them. The third part consisted of discussion and group work on the topics
of local partnership and the future of the AFRICA 2009 programme. At the
conclusion of the Directors Seminar, a series of recommendations were adopted
by the participants at the meeting.
15 Directors representing 15 countries in Africa participated.
participants took part.
3 representatives from the partner organizations
or other institutions took part.
4 members of the AFRICA 2009 Coordination
Committee took part.
Participants outlined the main results from the
A brainstorming session resulted in a list of ways
to improve partnership at the local level, both within the institution
and with outside
Group work resulted in an indication of future directions
for the AFRICA 2009 programme and a series of recommendations were adopted.
For more information on the seminar, see the final
report (Pdf 2,72 MB).