CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Workshop on World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation in Africa

23 Sep 2023

The International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites (WHIPIC) and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), in partnership with the National Heritage Council of and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Namibia, organizing a Workshop on World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation in Africa to be held in between 31 October and 2 November 2023 in Twyfelfontein /Ui-//aes (Namibia).

Background and Objectives

World Heritage interpretation and presentation refer to the processes and methods of communicating the values and significance of a World Heritage site to local communities, visitors and the wider public. In particular, Heritage interpretation is a meaning-making process through communication, participation and experience. It increases understanding and promotes connections between people and heritage places. In the decision-making process of what is interpreted and how, it premises heritage interpretation based on an ethical and participatory approach and a consideration of the full range of heritage values including OUV and community-held values. The workshop aims to strengthening the capacities of site managers to develop tools and strategies for presentation and interpretation of World Heritage through participatory processes and the engagement of local communities in Africa.

Format of the Workshop

The workshop will comprise two phases. The first phase will be an online session focusing on the theoretical premises and background concerning interpretation and presentation of World Heritage. The second phase will consist of in-person workshop at Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes World Heritage Site in Namibia where participants will have the opportunity to engage in practical exercises and further the theoretical discussions focusing on a specific case study. This phase will comprise site visits and engagement with key stakeholders at Twyfelfontein.

Participation cost

The cost of the participant will be fully covered by WHIPIC, AWHF and the Government of Namibia and shall include roundtrip travel ticket to the workshop, accommodation, meals and local transportation.

Application procedure

Each applicant should submit the following application package until 1 October.


Statement of interest (a motivation detailing the applicant’s reasons for applying)

  • Presentation of a case study including all the elements outlined in Section 4 of this call. If successful, the case study will be presented during the workshop.
  • Curriculum Vitae(maximum 4 pages)
  • A letter of support from your employer

Submission Link


For the details, please visit WHIPIC’s official website.

International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites

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