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Africa World Heritage Volunteers Training

The training activity took place
in Lomé, Togo
organised by CCIVS/UNESCO

Aims & objectives

First World Heritage Volunteers Regional Training about World Heritage Education via international voluntary service.
The overall objectives of the training were:
-to build a body of theoretical and practical knowledge to underpin management practices and understanding of cultural and natural heritage policies,
-to provide a framework and approach to conservation practices that focus on global interest and local community needs,
-to enable volunteers gain the knowledge, skills and capabilities to carry out voluntary actions geared towards protecting and conserving heritage sites,
-to strengthen the cooperation among CCIVS members/partners in Africa, and through the provision of this forum to develop common strategies in mobilising young volunteers for biodiversity conservation projects.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The training brought together 20 participants from Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, Benin, Congo-Brazzaville. My co-trainers were from Togo and The Philippines.

Training methods used & main activities

Open space, World Café, Study cases, Moving Debate

Outcomes of the activity

The training have been useful for the reinforcement of the South-South cooperation among the involved organisations. Tools and techniques have been shared in order to improve the quality of African Heritage projects. The participants have strengthen their cooperation and acquired new skills to implement their activities.
The training is included in CCIVS 2011-2012 annual report

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I have co-lead the sessions with my 2 colleagues from Togo and The Philippines. I have been in charge of the concept of the training and implementation of it on the spot.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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