Modern Heritage in Africa

The initiative aims at modern heritage and its role in Africa, through improved methods of understanding and assessing significance, raising public awareness and promoting inscription on local or global registers.

Africa’s modern heritage has been identified as amongst the most marginalized heritage categories by The African World Heritage Fund, demanding investment in research and documentation to better protect, increase resilience and subsequently Africa’s representation on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The only modern World Heritage Site listed in Africa is Asmara: a Modernist African City (