In many regions of Africa, the risks from climate change are pronounced as temperature increases in these regions are projected to be higher than the global mean increase. The CVI Africa Project is providing foundational training to a cohort of six African heritage professionals in climate change vulnerability assessments of cultural heritage sites using both remote learning techniques and hands-on workshops at two World Heritage Sites in Tanzania and Nigeria. It aims to create a longer term capacity, embedding an innovative new technique and approach (the climate vulnerability index) within the heritage community and creating long-lasting, sustainable and meaningful international collaborations and relationships.
The CVI Africa Project welcomes applications from site custodians and stewards, heritage professionals or academics working at or with cultural or mixed cultural and natural African World Heritage sites to take part in training on climate vulnerability assessment. The project will consider six participants from the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of Lower Middle Income, Low Income and Least Developed Countries in Africa. Successful applicants will participate in a range of activities between March and November 2021 including:
*Dates are currently provisional and may change. The in-person workshops are dependent on the COVID-19 travel restrictions at the time and may be conducted remotely if travel is not possible.
Travel, subsistence and professional fees will be provided during the duration of the workshop
The list can be downloaded here: http://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-standards/daclist.htm
The CVI Africa project welcomes applicants from all areas, including academia, community groups, NGOs and the state sector, with:
Selection will be a two-step process:
Information supplied by applicants during the application process will be stored by the African World Heritage
Fund (AWHF) and securely shared with partner institutions for selection purposes only. Partners include Queen’s University Belfast, Historic Environment Scotland, University of Highlands and Islands, ICOMOS and
The CVI-Africa project is made possible through a generous grant awarded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The grant was funded through a demonstration scheme arranged by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). The scheme will contribute to the development of a longer-term UK Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) funded workstream, to respond effectively to climate change impacts on cultural heritage focused on developing countries.