University of Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop celebrates African World Heritage Day

What is the contribution of African Universities in the inscription of World Heritage sites?

How does research contribute to the conservation and promotion of the outstanding universal values of sites? Which entrepreneurship opportunities related to African World Heritage are available for young graduates?

These series of questions on the challenges of the inscription, management and conservation of World Heritage sites will be discussed in a Round Table at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar (UCAD) on May 22 to celebrate the African World Heritage Day

The UNESCO Regional Office for West Africa/ Sahel in Dakar and the doctoral school “Studies on Man and Society” (ETHOS) of UCAD will celebrate together 5th May  African World Heritage Day. This year in particular it contributes to the celebrations of the 2021 Year the African Union for “Arts, culture and heritage: levers to build the Africa we want”.

In addition to the Round Table, a photo exhibition highlighting the exceptional value of the seven World Heritage sites in Senegal is also part of the celebrations.   This 40 panels exhibit was produced by the UNESCO Dakar Office to promote and raise awareness of Senegalese World heritage. For a virtual visit click here


You can also (re) discover Senegal’s 7 exceptional sites through the eyes of Aboulaye Ndao, Layepro a photographer who collaborated with the Dakar Office providing a fresh perspective.  Download the mobile application VUE D’Afrique, here