International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Africa Day 2022: Celebrations, Reflections and Concrete Actions

Africa Day 2022: Celebrations, Reflections and Concrete Actions

ICCROM, in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the Government of the Republic of South Africa, will commemorate Africa Day 2022 by reflecting and taking action to support and advance the protection and promotion of Africa’s heritage.

Meeting with Representatives of Goppion

Meeting with Representatives of Goppion Technology

On 17 May, 2022, ICCROM Director-General Webber Ndoro had the honour of meeting with Goppion Technology SpA's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alessandro Goppion. Goppion Technology specializes in conserving and displaying cultural heritage through engineering, creative, thoughtful and human processes. Goppion is a supporting partner of ICCROM's flagship programme, Youth.Heritage.Africa., which...

African World Heritage Young Leaders Workshop 2022

Advancing Youth Skills to Excel in World Heritage Preservation and Management in Africa 

From 20 to 25 May, 25 young people from 17 African countries will come together to gain knowledge, skills and experience in protecting and managing cultural heritage. The African World Heritage Young Leaders Workshop – to take place in Cape Town and Robben Island, South Africa – aims to nurture young Africans’ leadership skills to support the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and...

ICCROM and UNESCO World Heritage Centre join forces to enhance World Heritage capacities in Africa

ICCROM and UNESCO World Heritage Centre join forces to enhance World Heritage capacities in Africa

Our Youth.Heritage.Africa. and World Heritage Leadership programmes are working together with the Africa Unit of the World Heritage Centre (WHC) on a three-phase capacity building project in support of UNESCO’s Priority Africa initiative. Improving Management Effectiveness in African World Heritage properties is strengthening the capacities of African heritage professionals and institutions to...

Mr Abdoul Aziz Guissé (1955-2022)

Abdoul Aziz Guissé (1955-2022)

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the recent death of a well-known professional, long-time collaborator and member of the ICCROM Council, Mr Abdoul Aziz Guissé.

Meeting with representatives from UNESCO on African World Heritage

Meeting with representatives from UNESCO on African World Heritage

On 29 November ICCROM received a visit from Muhammad Juma, Chief of the Africa Unit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Dawson Munjeri of Zimbabwe. Mr Munjeri has been appointed by UNESCO to lead a Working Group that will develop a new strategy for African World Heritage, as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural...

The Director-General at the conference in Teramo

Africa and Europe unite to build a future together

Director-General Webber Ndoro expressed the need to support ‘digital transformation’ across Africa at the Third Conference for a Euro-African Academic Partnership in Teramo, Italy earlier this month, joining delegates from African and European universities and international organizations to promote academic cooperation and socio-economic integration for young people.

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals - Capacity Building in Risk Management and Protection Systems in Africa

Recruitment of a Scientific Coordinator: The increasing impact and growing complexity of disasters in Africa are of great concern for both heritage professionals and decision makers. It is expected that in the next decade, climate change will lead to more frequent extreme weather events, reaching to broader areas.

Bridging Europe and Africa: youth in focus at Lampedusa

Bridging Europe and Africa: youth in focus at Lampedusa

Director-General Webber Ndoro visited the Italian island of Lampedusa last month for a day-long conference exploring opportunities for strengthening ties between Europe and Africa, organized by the University of Teramo, the Municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa, the Municipality of Teramo, the Archdiocese of Agrigento and the Diocese of Teramo-Atri, in collaboration with Snapshots from the Borders.

ICCROM holds its first Africa Programme Donors meeting

ICCROM holds its first Africa Programme Donors meeting

On 21 April 2021, ICCROM held its first Africa Programme Donors meeting online, to present the Africa Fund and the Youth.Heritage.Africa programme. The meeting was attended by the former donors to the EPA Fund, created to support the activities of the École du Patrimoine Africain, as well as representatives of Member States and partners of ICCROM.