Open Call Next Generation 2018


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The Next Generation Programme

In our last newsletter (December 2017) we already announced the new programme The Next Generation.
In this newsletter, only dedicated to The Next Generation, we want to share more information about the programme and we are pleased to announce the first call within the programme (Call 2018).

‘The Next Generation’, a 3-year programme (2018 – 2020), designed to work with and for young people (now aged 15 – 30) worldwide through arts and culture. It aims to develop their talents and self-confidence, to break down stereotypes and prejudice and to foster openness to others.

Through this Open Call the Prince Claus Fund will support one-year initiatives by and for young people that inspire them to contribute to their societies in ways that make them more inclusive and accepting of differences.
The programme is designed to create safe spaces for young women and men where they can explore the possibilities of different stories or alternative narratives that allow them to imagine different ways of being.

The Next Generation Programme follows the ‘not about us without us’ principle. The programme relies on the meaningful participation of young people, working with them, utilising their talents and acknowledging their own potential irrespective of age, gender or background.
We encourage projects with and for young people by arts organisations (i.e. visual arts, photography, film-making, theatre, literature, digital media etc.), artistic collectives, creative hubs, artists and cultural practitioners. We especially support projects that stimulate young people to engage in some or all of the following focus points:

  • Developing a wide range of narratives about possible identities, particularly those censored or marginalised for political, religious, cultural, economic or other reasons.
  • Creating safe spaces where young artists, participants and audiences can safely explore and develop their identities.
  • Helping young women and men to creatively and confidently challenge restrictive gender-norms.

Photo Ghanaian Fans in Accra ©James Iroha Uchechukwu

The Next Generation Programme will offer safe spaces and facilitate alternative narratives and learning through exchange.

The ultimate goal of a peaceful, inclusive society, with opportunities for all requires:

  1. Space for cultural expression
  2. Alternative narratives
  3. Opportunities for exchange

The 2018 call for The Next Generation seeks proposals, which enable young people (ages 15-30) in countries eligible from Africa and the Middle East to explore, define and represent their identities through arts and culture in a project that lasts a maximum of one year.

Geographical Focus
Spread over the three years, the programme will support cultural activities in countries on the OECD’s DAC list. Please note that Dutch Foreign policy (who is the sole financier of the programme) excludes Lebanon, Palestinian Territories and Mali, according to the Letter to Parliament by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of February 15th, 2017.

In 2019 a call is planned for the region Asia and in 2020 for the region Latin America.

Click here for all the documents regarding the call

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ICCROM Course Nature – Culture ANNOUNCEMENT

International Course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management

Dates: 6 – 16 June 2017

Place: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference, Norway (


ICCROM, IUCN and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture


The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, The Norwegian Nature Agency, Røros Mining Town and the Circumference’s local management, ICOMOS, and  UNESCO World Heritage Centre

The World Heritage Leadership Programme

This ground-breaking course is a key component of the new World Heritage Leadership programme developed by ICCROM and IUCN and Norwegian Ministry of Environment.  The World Heritage Leadership programme aims to take a new approach to implementing the long standing partnership of IUCN and ICCROM in capacity development to support the World Heritage Convention. This new programme emerged as a response to the growing concerns over the divide between nature and culture within many aspects of the World Heritage process despite one of the defining characteristics of the World Heritage Convention being that the protection and management of both natural and cultural values of Outstanding Universal Value falls under one international instrument. There is now a growing recognition and interest in bridging the divides and differences between nature and culture and addressing commonalities and possible shared opportunities in managing heritage sites. The World Heritage Leadership Programme (WHLP) is delivered by IUCN and ICCROM in collaboration with ICOMOS and WHC and other organisations and is being developed with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and other partners. This programme will focus on:

  • Setting and testing the leading standards for conserving sites, and ensuring their contribution to communities and sustainable development, through engaging in World Heritage;
  • Providing high profile, widely translated documented advice on conservation policies and practices, notably by integrating the ICCROM-led Managing Cultural World Heritage manual and the IUCN-led Managing Natural World Heritage manual, into a single  new publication;
  • Establishing a network of internationally recognized leadership sites, which will include the World Heritage Sites demonstrating leading practice, and which can provide platforms for learning, and for capacity building;
  • Building international networks between nature and culture practitioners and institutions that link on-ground practice with leadership at international, regional, national and local levels.
  • Providing diverse training events, exchanges, and other capacity-building activities to support the work of both site managers and stakeholders, and national heritage services in diverse States Parties.

Course Background

This course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management, to be held at Røros, is the first major activity of the World Heritage Leadership Programme, and the start of a process to set a new standard to link nature and culture practice in World Heritage Sites. The course curriculum has been developed through a series of activities.  Among them was the curriculum developed to organise an international training course by ICCROM and IUCN to ‘Address nature –culture interlinkages in managing World Heritage Sites’ in 2014. Course modules were subsequently tested at training activities of ICCROM over the last two years. This also includes the course on People Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture ( already designed and implemented. Tsukuba University (Japan) ran a course ( related to the theme using the curriculum as the basis. The course at Røros will bring together all these experiences and also address the relationship between people (including local communities and indigenous peoples), and the cultural and natural values of sites and how sites and their surrounding land/seascapes are managed. A crucial feature of the course is that it will bring together practitioners and resource persons from both cultural and natural heritage sectors.

Overall goal

The overall goal of the course is that participants will have the added knowledge, skills and awareness to address nature and culture inter-linkages in which people are an integral part and improve management and governance approaches of a diverse set of World Heritage Sites, through shared experiences from both sectors.

Specific objectives

  1. To rethink natural and cultural heritage conservation as an interrelated and interdependent concept, rather than as separate domains and to rethink current approaches, where nature and culture management remain separate.
  2. To provide support to practitioners to carry out quality management at World Heritage properties through understanding the existing linkages and separations of nature and culture in the World Heritage system which poses policy and institutional challenges as well as complexities in their daily work?
  3. To build synergies across sectors and engage far more proactively with policy makers, communities and networks in addition to practitioners.
  4. To explore and test in the field methodologies/ approaches and improve abilities/ skills of practitioners to bridge gaps in linking culture and nature.
  5. To convince the practitioners to consider people as a core component of heritage management and to address the well-being of both and ensure natural and cultural heritage has a dynamic and mutually beneficial role in society today and long into the future.
  6. To create and strengthen communities of practice.


The course is designed for a maximum of 20 participants and is open to heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors, with a particular emphasis on practitioners linked to World Heritage Sites. Participants should be able to demonstrate their involvement in on-going management activities of a cultural heritage site with natural values, or vice versa.  The resource persons invited to contribute to the course will be drawn from both cultural and natural heritage sectors.

The working language of the course will be English.

Travel, Accommodation and Living Expenses

Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Norway and their living costs (accommodation will be provided).  Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from sources such as governmental institutions, employers and funding agencies. In cases of proven financial need, and depending on the availability of funding at the time of the course, a number of partial scholarships may be granted to cover travel and living expenses.


Please fill the ICCROM application form (obtainable from ICCROM web site) and send it together with the documents listed below to the following e-mail:

  • A full professional curriculum vitae (in English)
  • A description of the site you are currently involved in indicating the natural/cultural values of the site and expressing your views on the need to address interlinkages (WH Site preferred).

Application deadline

Applications should reach ICCROM by 31 March 2017 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.



  Group photo of participants with the Chief Guest Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia and his delegation after the official opening ceremony

The Technical Tentative Listing workshop is the first activity within the larger World Heritage Nomination Program in Africa that aims at upstreaming the Continent’s Tentative Lists for the period 2016 to 2019. This is a joint project with CHDA’s counterpart for Francophone Africa, EPA, who are implementing the same program in Francophone Countries.

The program aims at strengthening the capacities of African Cultural and Natural Heritage professionals to develop up-to-standard Nomination Files and thus increasing the number of Nomination Dossiers successfully submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre for consideration as World Heritage properties.

This project is being undertaken in close collaboration with, and with the participation of the World Heritage Centre (WHC), as well as the World Heritage Advisory Bodies – ICOMOS, IUCN and ICCROM.

As a foundation to the workshop, a questionnaire was sent out to the technical officesresponsible for the implementation of 1972 Convention in all the Anglophone and English-speaking Arab States Parties(Sudan, Libya and Egypt), seeking information on the status of their Tentative Lists. The responses to the questionnaire were analyzed and a detailed report developed. This report, together with results from previous work by AWHF and the WH Gap studies were the basis of the three-day workshop of experts, which reviewed the data, discuss the priorities and opportunities at the regional and national levels and finally developed a prioritized list of sites with clear potential OUV and supported by the relevant States Parties and Advisory Bodies. Subsequent Nomination Dossier training workshops under this program shall work on these selected sites to a level that may be successfully presented to the World Heritage Committee for inscription as World Heritage Sites.

Dr. Peter Howard of IUCN making his presentation to the participants

Dr. Peter Howard of IUCN making his presentation to the participants

The meeting brought together experts from both Anglophone and Arab speaking African countries. The States Parties attending included: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria. Others were Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt Eritrea and Kenya. The World Heritage Centre was represented by the Chief of the African Desk, Mr. Edmond Moukala, the IUCN by Dr. Peter Howard and ICOMOS by Ms. Laura Robinson.

The Chief Guest during the opening ceremony was the Director General of the National Museums of Kenya, who is also the Chair of the Board of CHDA, Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia. Dr, Kibunjia, who was accompanied by members of the National Museums of Kenya’s Directors’ Executive Committee (DEC) expressed NMK’s commitment to continue hosting CHDA, as well as providing support in form of human resources and utilities. He however appealed to other States Parties to come forward and support CHDA in one way or the other, especially in strengthening its human resource capacity and funding its running costs.

On the second day of the meeting, the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts hosted participants to dinner at the Whitesands Hotel, where both the Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Hassan Wario and the Principal Secretary, Mr. Joe Okudo were available to meet and greet the participants. The Cabinet Secretary, in his address to the participants reiterated Dr. Mzalendo’s position and stated that the Ministry supported fully the work of CHDA and will do everything in its power to ensure that CHDA becomes vibrant and meets its mandate as a training and capacity building institution for heritage institutions and heritage professionals in Africa.

CHDA takes this opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to all participants who made the workshop possible and successful; to the World Heritage Advisory bodies for their participation, contribution and invaluable advice during the workshop; to the AWHF for their support and partnership and to the National Museums of Kenya and the Ministry for Sports, Culture and the Arts for both hosting CHDA and supporting all its activities over the years.








In accordance with the World Heritage Convention, the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for the African region took place in 2009-2011. Francophone and Anglophone Entrepreneurship workshops were held in Toubacouta (Delta du Saloum, Senegal) and Cape Coast Castle (Cape Coast, Ghana), respectively on 13-23 and 19-30 May 2014. The workshops gathered forty-six participants coming from 15 African countries and working on Entrepreneurial ventures on World Heritage cultural and natural properties.

The participants of the Anglophone programme were also involved in a site project which helped them to implement an agricultural venture at Mosi-oa-Tunya (Zambia), between the 22nd September and10th October 2014. Some participants of the Francophone programme also benefited from on-site monitoring visits by resource persons to improve their projects.

The Ecole du Patrimoine Africain – EPA (the School of African Heritage), in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund, organized a review meeting of the programme “Entrepreneurship at the World Heritage properties”, between 19th and 21st May 2015 at the EPA training facility in Porto-Novo, Benin.

Other participants included programme specialists from international institutions (UNESCO and AWHF); selected participants of the programme in the Anglophone and the francophone countries, representatives of the national institutions, and community representatives. Consultants and resource persons from regional organizations and NGOs were also represented (UEMOA, NGO AAFEBEN, CNBU/Porto-Novo and the Department for the development and the promotion of tourism – DDPT).






The objectives of the review meeting in general was to reflect on the entrepreneurship programme at World Heritage sites in Africa with regards to format, achievements, challenges, and way forward.

Specific objectives included:

– Review the activities implemented in the framework of the programme

– Propose a format and an operational framework aiming at improving the results of the programme

– Identify any other action to improve communities’ concrete benefits from the inscription of the sites, including in the field of sustainable tourism.

The successful meeting was graced by and officially opened on 19th of May 2015 by the Director of EPA, Dr. Samuel Kidiba on behalf of all partners.






Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia, Chairman, CHDA Board.

The Chairman of the Board of CHDA, who is also the Director General of the National Museums of Kenya, Dr. Mzalendo N. Kibunjia (right) has appointed Mr. Peter Dennis Okwaro as the Interim Director of CHDA effective 11th June 2015. Mr. Okwaro, who has previously been the Programs Coordinator at CHDA since 2009, replaces Ms. Aisha Fadhil Ali, who now heads the Conservation Department of the National Museums of Kenya at Fort Jesus.


Mr. Okwaro has worked in the Heritage Sector in different capacities since 1991. He has worked as Education Officer, as Senior Curator in charge of Meru Museums and as Head/Coordinator of Education Programs in the National Museums of Kenya.

Between January 2007 and May 2009, Mr. Okwaro acted as the Executive Director of AFRICOM, the International Council for African Museums, a non-governmental, autonomous and pan-African organization of museums, created in October 1999 by leaders of African Heritage Institutions and based in Nairobi, Kenya.


Peter Dennis Okwaro

Mr. Okwaro holds a Bachelor of Education (Botany/Zoology) Degree from Kenyatta UniversityNairobi (1988). He has a Certificate in Arts and Culture Management from the University of Witwatersrand(1998) and another Certificate in Museology acquired through a JICA sponsored training (Intensive Course in Museology) from the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan (2005).


He had a comprehensive exposure to and developed competence in the area of management development through a three year programme he was involved in between 2000 and 2002, under the auspices of the Swedish-African Museums Network (Samp), where he was part of the team developing new structures and systems to run the organization for the future. He has used these skills effectively, developing museum/heritage colleagues both in Africa and internationally, especially in the area of project design and management.




his exhibition is as a result of partnership between Centre for Heritage Development in Africa CHDA, Newcastle University, Hainan China and IWOKRAMA of Guyana with generous sponsorship from En-compass. The exhibition takes once month before making its way to China.

En-compass is a European Commission-funded project involving communities from four regions across four continents, including China, England, Guyana and Kenya, working together to identify and safeguard threatened heritage resources. Despite its global dimensions, the project is very much a ‘grassroots’ initiative which aims ultimately to improve “access to local culture and to protect and promote cultural diversity, especially cultural heritage in imminent danger”.


invited guests viewing the exhibition


coconut banjo hainan china stringed instrument made from coconut shells and wood

Coconut Banjo, Hainan China: stringed instrument made from coconut shells and wood


madam aisha fadhil ag. director chda address members of the forth estate

Madam Aisha Fadhil Ag. Director CHDA address members of the forth estate





Vol. 68 No 269-270 – The role of museums in a changing society

Call for Papers

ICOM is preparing a double issue of Museum International on the theme, The role of museums in a changing society. The issue will be overseen by the Editorial Board with Prof. DrTerezaScheiner as Editor in Chief. All proposals submitted will be assessed for suitability and subsequent articles will go through a peer review process. The issue is expected to be published, in collaboration with Wiley Blackwell, in July 2016.

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Preparatory mission for the forthcoming Training Workshop on Entrepreneurship on World Heritage

The Interim Director, CHDA, Mr. Kassim Omar together with Head of Programmes at Africa World Heritage Fund (AWHF), Mr Souayibou Varissou, recently were in Ghana from 11th to 15th March 2014 to lay the ground work on the preparations for the forthcoming Training Workshop on Entrepreneurship on World Heritage. While in Ghana they had an opportunity to meet the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Arts Hon. Minister Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, The Deputy Minister for Culture, Tourism and Arts Hon. Dzifa Gomashie, and the Executive Director of Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) Dr. Zagba Oyortey. They also travelled to Cape Coast, the proposed training venue for the workshop, to review the training logistics and case study areas which are the Cape Coast Castle World Heritage Site and the Kakum National park, which is on Ghana’s tentative list.


From left , Executive Director of Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), Dr. Zagba Oyortey , Director of the Central Region and Cape Coast , Mr. Nicholas Ivor, The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon Abla Dzifa Gomashie, Hon.Minister of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare , The Interim Director, CHDA, Mr. Kassim Omar, Head of Programmes at Africa World Heritage Fund (AWHF), Mr. Souayibou Varissou, and Director of Monuments, GMMB, Mr. Kofi Amekudi.



Cape Coast Castle, Central Region World Heritage Site, Ghana



Cape Coast Town


Traditional craft shops around the castle



Surrounding entrepreneurial activities




Dr. Ahmed Yasin the Director General of the National Museums of Kenya and Chairman CHDA would like to inform our esteemed partners and the international community that Mr. Kassim Omar has now been promoted to Principal Architect, Ag Coordinator, Museums Enterprise Unit in Nairobi. During his time at CHDA Kasim Omar was able to undertake various heritage development initiatives. With his leave, Ms. Aisha Fadhil Ali has been appointed to take over from Kassim Omar. Aisha has worked with the National Museums of Kenya for the last 28 years and has vast experience in the Culture and Heritage sector. She holds a Masters Degree (MSc.) in Care of Collections from Cardiff University, Wales. Her appointment to CHDA will add great value to the operations and performance of CHDA.


aisha passport photo 2


Ms. Ali has been involved in ICCROM-PREMA courses and including PMDA programs. She has served in the PMDA courses as a course assistant and including other assignments at CHDA.

Ms. Ali is a Conservator by profession and also in charge of the Fort Jesus Conservation Laboratory. She also acts as the Senior Curator Consultant to the Kenya Ports Authority Maritime Museum, a joint project with the Kenya Ports Authority and the National Museums of Kenya. Ms. Fadhil Ali brings in to CHDA a wealth of experiences in heritage training and management. Formerly she was the Senior Curator for Malindi Museum where she started the MalindiI Cultural Festival with the aim of uniting communities, showcasing the different cultural heritages of Malindi and at the same time provides socio economic cultural opportunities.

We wish to welcome continued support to the efforts of the Board and staff of CHDA in creating a sustainable and viable heritage capacity building institution in Africa.


Dr Ahmed Yasin


Centre for Heritage Development in Africa