Call for Proposals - Capacity building in Risk management and protection systems in Africa


Recruitment of a Scientific Coordinator.

The increasing impact of disasters in Africa and their growing complexity is a 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.

Cultural heritage in all of its forms is also increasingly at risk due to disasters caused by natural human-made hazards and in most cases, the lack of risk management and protection systems was pointed out as having exacerbated these disasters

The initiative is prepared by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA) in close collaboration with seven African States Parties (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, The United Republic of Tanzania and Togo). It aims to build the capacities of site managers in the management and evaluation of different risks to cultural heritage associated with disasters and assist in the elaboration of mitigation and preparedness measures to reduce risks to cultural heritage

In this framework, a scientific coordinator will be recruited to lead and facilitate, with the support of the partner organisations and the experts to be identified, the process of the training content production and other strategic documents.