The first Francophone African World Heritage Youth Forum will take place from 26 April to 5 May 2017 in Burkina Faso at the Ruins of Loropéni World Heritage site. The principal objectives are to increase awareness among French-speaking African youth on issues related to the protection and preservation of World Heritage and to create a sustainable platform that will enhance the participation of young people in the field of the protection of World Heritage in Africa.

This initiative, which specifically targets French-speaking youth, is a follow-up to the first Anglophone African Regional Youth Forum on World Heritage organized in 2016 on the Robben Island World Heritage site in South Africa.


  • Organized jointly by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Government of Burkina Faso and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, this event will bring together some 30 African participants, between 20 and 28 years old, selected according to criteria set out in the applications form.

Application Procedure

  • Fill Out the Application Form
  • Please note that applications sent to the latter email will not be accepted.  Complete applications should be submitted to the following email address only: [email protected] no later than 20 January 2017 (12 noon GMT).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Francophone African Regional Youth Forum on World Heritage