Annual regional courses
The course, held alternately in Porto Novo, Benin and Mombasa, Kenya, focuses on management planning for heritage places in Africa. It is based on previous courses that have taken place during the final phase of the programme. The course will be implemented in collaboration with regional and national institutions and alternates each year between English and French. Each course is open to between eighteen and twenty-two professionals from sub-Saharan Africa.
Annual technical courses
The technical courses are intensive one-month activities, aimed at developing particular conservation skills. They are a complement to the regional courses and alternate each year between English and French. The specific topics are identified by professionals from the continent at the Directors Seminar. The courses are open to approximately fifteen professionals.
Annual Director's seminars
This Seminar, held alternately in Porto Novo, Benin and Mombasa, Kenya, takes place at the end of the regional course. This gives an opportunity to the directors of the heritage institutions in the region to evaluate the course and the progress of the programme. The final Directors’ Seminar for the programme, to be held in 2009, will act as a concluding celebration for the programme.
Annual thematic seminars
The topics for the seminar are selected by the Directors of heritage institutions. The seminar is geared towards bringing together heritage professionals, decision makers and local community. Seminars alternate yearly between English and French.
The emphasis in the biennium will be to complete the already existing Projets Situés and regional projects. By 2008 most of the projects will be implemented using participants from other programme activities such as the regional courses.
For details of AFRICA 2009 programmes and activities, please visit the website: http://www.africa2009.net
28 December, 2009