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11th Regional Course on Conservation and Management of Immovable Cultural Heritage
Dates: 13 July – 02 October 2009
Place: Mombasa, Kenya
• AFRICA 2009 Programme
• Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA)
• National Museums of Kenya
The AFRICA 2009 programme, launched in 1998, is aimed at improving conditions for the conservation of immovable cultural property in Africa through better integrating it into a sustainable development framework. Since its inception, the programme has successfully implemented activities at both the regional and site levels. The programme is organized with assistance from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), The National Heritage Board of Sweden, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Finland, and Italy, the Unicom-WHC and ICCROM.
The aim of the course is to bring together a group of African heritage professionals to build a greater awareness of the most important issues in the area of conservation planning and management, especially as it relates to African immovable heritage. This course is the last in the series of Africa2009 regional courses and aims at deepening the knowledge of the problems and challenges faced by African heritage professionals and institutions in carrying out conservation work in Africa.
The duration of the course is 12 weeks. It is divided into two main areas dealing with policy and practice at the national level, and site planning and management. A prominent feature of the course will be a hands-on management planning exercise at a selected site in the Coast province of Kenya. Active participation is expected throughout the course.
During the last week (28 Sept – 02 Oct), National Directors in charge of conservation of immovable cultural heritage will be invited to take part in a seminar to review the work of the participants during the course and share information on heritage management issues in Africa. As this will be the last Directors’ seminar, signalling the close of the Programme, it will focus on the achievements of the programme and any possible follow up to consolidate on its gains.
Participants must be professionals (heritage managers, architects, planners, archaeologists, environmentalists, conservators, etc) with a university degree, or equivalent, and a minimum of 2 to 5 years experience, and must either:
1) be in charge of management/conservation of a major site or region within their countries,
2) Have a decision-making role in regard to management of immovable cultural heritage within the central structure of their organisations.
3) Be involved in training activities, especially with reference to the conservation of immovable heritage
Applications from qualified women are encouraged.
The language of the course is English. A strong working knowledge of English is therefore required of all participants.
The AFRICA 2009 Programme will offer successful candidates scholarships for tuition, travel, and modest living expenses. However each participant is required to pay a registration fee of $50 (fifty US dollars) at the start of the course.
Please use the Africa 2009 application form attached with this announcement or write to CHDA at the address below to receive a copy. The application form can be also downloaded from the Africa2009 website (www.africa2009.net). All application forms must be signed/endorsed by the national director in charge of immovable heritage in the applicant’s country.
The completed application forms and supporting documents should be sent to CHDA by email and by post at the addresses indicated below:
Centre for Heritage Development in Africa
Fort Jesus, Old Law Court Building
PO Box 90010
Tel: (254) 41 225 114 / 224 846
Fax: (254) 41 227 985
Applications must reach CHDA by 20 April 2009. Electronic and paper versions must include the signature and endorsement of the national Director in charge of immovable heritage in the applicant’s country. Only complete applications, duly endorsed, will be considered.