Deadline: August 21, 2020

The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The short-term emergency financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and other sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa should help maintaining independent and sustainable organizational structures at these UNESCO designated sites, with the involvement and participation of civil society. Further, it should secure spaces dedicated to education for global citizenship, sustainability as well as cultural diversity.

Funding

  • Funds requested under this call must be submitted according to the following minimum and maximum amount: at least 10,000 EUR and up to 25,000 EUR.

Eligibility

Open to

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites and
  • Other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa.

Application

The deadline for submission is August 21, 2020 at 18:00 (6 PM) CAT. A jury of experts with experience on the African continent will evaluate the proposals by September 1, 2020.

The German Commission for UNESCO will assist interested UNESCO designated sites with technical support and answers to any question linked to this Call for Proposals via sosafricanheritage@unesco.de.

For more information, visit #SOSAfricanHeritage.

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