AWHF business leaders’ meeting in September

21 Aug 2017 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 21 AUG (NAMPA) – The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) through the Office of the President and in partnership with Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, will host a Business Leaders’ Breakfast on 14 September 2017.
The AWHF, with former President Hifikepunye Pohamba as its patron, is an initiative of the African Member States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and the African Union.
It aims to support effective conservation and protection of natural and cultural heritage.
A media statement issued by AWHF on Monday said this event will see the participation of the private sector and renowned business entities on issues of world natural and cultural heritage protection and promotion.
“This activity will promote a holistic private sector engagement and raise a sense of ownership, stewardship and accountability for heritage protection and transmission of World Heritage sites in Namibia and Africa,” it stated.
The event will also create an opportunity for private sector companies, entities, consortiums and individuals from Namibia and other countries to make pledges in order to advance the objectives of the fund.
Namibia boasts two World Heritage Sites inscribed on the World Heritage prestige list - Namib Sand Sea and Twyfelfontein.
Namib Sand Sea was listed on the World Heritage List in 2013, with the AWHF offering technical support throughout the nomination process. This site is the oldest desert with the highest dunes in the world.
Twyfelfontein, which includes numerous galleries of rock engravings in sandstone, paintings and stone tools dating to the late Stone Age, was inscribed in 2007.