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Long Horned Ankole Cattle

Long Horned Ankole Cattle

In Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

In Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda


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News from the Africa Region

  • WTTC Buenos Aires Declaration – Update on Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference London INTO is a member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). As such INTO signed the Buenos Aires Declaration which we did and you will see the INTO logo on the Declaration. Catherine Leonard attended the IWT conference in London last week. We are posting this message from WTTC. Dear All It was great to see those ...
  • Announcing the Winners of the Schools Cultural Heritage Competition Ms Emily Drani, Executive Director and Mr John De Coninck, Programme Advisor from the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) developed a concept for a project reflecting their conviction that we must focus much of our work on the youth and a desire to share the lessons they have learned from their work to support “Heritage ...
  • And the winner is … ! (An update on our ‘Encourage African Youth’ project)   Wonderful to see this joyful reaction to winning the INTO Africa/Encourage African Youth video clip competition! You can find out more about this project here. Thanks to everyone who has supported this project!  Here’s a video we shared from Catherine Leonard, INTO Secretary-General, on #GivingTuesday thanking all our donors and supporters. We couldn’t do it without ...
  • Help Harriet save African heritage Earlier this year, Harriet earned her ‘Cultural Enthusiast’ medal for a poem about cultural loss: “I once spoke my mother language, where did it go? The one you are hearing now is foreign.  I once pounded our cassava flour using the mortar but machines have taken it away, my culture. I once danced around the fire place after ...
  • What are you doing on Monday 14th November at 2pm GMT? Why not help Harriet save African heritage? Earlier this year Harriet, a Heritage Club Member from Western Uganda (pictured above) earned her ‘Cultural Enthusiast’ medal for her poem about cultural loss: “I once spoke my mother language, where did it go? The one you are hearing now is foreign. I once pounded our cassava flour using the mortar but machines have taken it away my ...
  • Encouraging African Youth to Embrace their Heritage Heritage Education Young people are the future of protecting and preserving heritage all around the world.   For that reason, we launched our first ever crowdfunding campaign on 14 November 2016, which you can read about on our Global Giving webpage. Working with the Monuments and Relics Commission, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda and the Zimbabwe National Trust, our project aims ...
  • Sierra Leone National Trust – Small Grant Program Success This is a unique INTO-supported program to raise awareness of the Slave Trade sourced though Bunce Island (“a wharehouse of Humanity”) to enable these issues to be highlighted at source for the first time we think in West Africa. The Island had been abandoned for some 200 years. Our new member Sierra Leone National Trust ...
  • Latest news from INTO members in Canada, New Zealand and Zimbabwe (August 2016) Check out the August newsletters from Heritage New Zealand and the National Trusts of Canada and Zimbabwe:  The National Trust for Canada, including more information on the amazing learning opportunities at their >Heritage Rising Conference in Hamilton this October The >National Trust of Zimbabwe – a bumper edition with lots of photos and reports including finding Fort Gomo, a ...
  • And the winner is … INTO Small Grants Programme, July 2016 We are pleased to announce the award of an INTO Small Grant to the Sierra Leone Monuments and Relics Commission, our newest members.   The grant will support an awareness raising campaign on Bunce Island, the site of European slave trade operations in the 17th to 19th Centuries which is currently on the World Heritage Tentative List. Bunce Island sent as ...
  • Using the INTO Regional Forums This seven minute video provides an introduction to the INTO Regional Forum pages using as an example the Africa Region.
  • New INTO Member: Sierra Leone Monuments and Relics Commission (April 2016) Welcome to our new INTO members in Sierra Leone!  We appreciate your confidence in our organisation and hope to serve you in a way that reflects our mission.   And we were delighted that Chairman, Isatu Smith, was able to join our member webinar last week. The Monuments and Relics Commission is the main statutory body responsible for the ...
  • INTO Chair Fiona Reynolds’ WORLD HERITAGE DAY SPEECH, 18 APRIL 2016 EMMANUEL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, UK Welcome to Cambridge on World Heritage Day!   UNESCO established 18 April as International Day for Monuments and Sites (or World Heritage Day) back in 1983 with the aim of raising public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites, and the efforts required to protect and ...
  • Zanzibar Stone Town Heritage Society – World Heritage Day events A partnership of three organisations will cooperate to celebrate World Heritage Day in Zanzibar.   they are Zanzibar Stone Town Heritage Society, Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority and ACRA (this is an Italian NGO also it is our project partner). See the attached schedule of events: WORLD HERITAGE WEEK
  • CELEBRATE ISLAND 2016 – Request of photos for photo-exhibition WE HAVE RECEIVED THIS REQUEST FROM Celine DAMERY, Chargée de mission Europe & International Conservatoire du littoral Bastide Beaumanoir – 3, rue Marcel Arnaud – F- 13100 Aix en Provence Dear Colleagues: We would like to announce to that the Conservatoire du littoral will organize this year the third edition of ” CELEBRATE ISLANDS “, initiated within the framework of ...
  • National Trust of Zimbabwe – LA ROCHELLE: Official re-opening As part of the World Heritage day celebrations the NTZ marked the day early with the re-launch of the La Rochelle estate which afforded an opportunity to raise the public’s awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it. LA ROCHELLE: Official re-opening of the La Rochelle ...
  • Small Grants, Big Impacts (Weekly Blog, 7 February 2016) A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General We are about to launch the next round of our Small Grants Programme (check the website for details).   This scheme provides small scale but catalytic support for members of the INTO family, with a particular focus on knowledge transfer. I was therefore thrilled to receive on Sunday morning an update from the ...
  • International Groups Forge a Global Alliance for Bat Conservation International Groups Forge a Global Alliance for Bat Conservation
  • School Farm Camp The world is revolving and the activities, fashion and norms that were referred to as “uncool” are getting the center stage again in the modern world. School authorities are also realizing that their students need to be more practical than theoretical, hence are not allowing to be left behind. One of the local schools in Uganda organised ...
  • climate change; deal with it For anyone who has not been living in a cave for the last 30 years minimum will testify that a lot has changed in our climate, sadly, not for the better. Where the tropics had consistent weather patterns and Meteorologist could be trusted to deliver an almost accurate prediction, now we sometimes have to rely on chance. ...
  • Prince Claus Fund Announces New Director: Joumana El Zein Khoury The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development announces the appointment of Joumana El Zein Khoury as its new director, starting 1 October 2015. Under the leadership of Mrs El Zein Khoury, the Prince Claus Fund will continue its mission to support excellent partners working in the field of culture and development around the world. ...

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