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WORKSHOP REPORT REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON HARMONIZATION OF TENTATIVE LIST FOR WEST AFRICA Organized by: NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS, NIGERIA In collaboration with The AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE FUND Venue Kano, Nigeria TABLE OF CONTENTS I Table of Contents …………………………………………………………………… 2 II Executive Summary………………………………………………………………….. 3 III Report of the Regional workshop on Harmonization of UNESCO Tentative List for West Africa ………………………………………………………. 4 - 22 IV Evaluation Report …………………………………………………………………… 23 - 31 V Communiqué ………………………………………………………………………… 32 - 34 VI List of Participants …………………………………………………………………. 35 - 38 VII List of Coordination Team/Resource Persons ………………………………… 39 - 40 VIII List of Course Assistants …………………………………………………………. 41 IX List of Workshop Assistants ………………………………………………………... 42 APPENDIX 1 ………………………………………………………………………………… 43 APPENDIX 2 ………………………………………………………………………………… 44 - 46 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Regional Workshop on the Harmonization of UNESCO Tentative List for English Speaking West Africa countries was held in Kano, Nigeria from 11th – 15th May, 2009. The workshop was organized by the African world Heritage Fund in collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments. There were 17 participants from six West African /countries namely, Cameroun, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. There were three females and 14 males. The workshop was conducted through paper presentations, country presentations, Group work/discussions and site visit. A total of seven papers were delivered by erudite scholars from Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. The topics covered were:- Introduction to the world Heritage Convention Application of the world Heritage convention in Africa Principles and procedures for National heritage Inventories Basic considerations in preparing a tentative list and statement of Outstanding Universal Values. Tentative list as a Management Tool Authenticity and Integrity Nomination process and why dossiers fail Some of the key issues that came out of the presentations were:- That Africa is grossly under represented on the World Heritage List out 878 sites, Africa with over 50 countries has only 76 sites, while the regional inbalance is titled against West Africa. West Africa countries should workout a regional strategy where heritage professionals should partner together in order to tap from each other‟s competence and achieve a more balanced list of site that can have better prospects of enlistment. The Intangible aspect of African sites which strengthen them should be included in the argument of the outstanding universal value based on the presentations and discussions made about the heritage sites, the workshop was able to rank sites presented by each country. This is to be updated to provide more information about the sites. The five day workshop also involved site visits and drawing up of a communiqué. The workshop had some challenges which based on the recommendation made would be overcome in subsequent exercises. REPORT OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON HARMONIZATION OF UNESCO TENTATIVE LIST FOR WEST AFRICA HELD IN KANO NIGERIA 11TH - 15TH MAY 2009. Introduction: The Regional Workshop on Harmonization of UNESCO Tentative List for English speaking West African Countries was held at Central Hotel-Bompai Road Kano Nigeria and was a resounding success. There were seventeen (17) participants from six West African Countries-Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Resource persons, workshop facilitators, Course Assistants and Secretariat Staff drawn from, AWHF, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, also took active part in the workshop. Organizers: The workshop was organized by National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) based in South Africa. Preliminary: The general coordinator (Yusuf Abdallah), Nigerian participants as well as the secretariat personnel arrived in Kano on Friday 8th May 2009 ahead of the workshop to ensure a hitch free event and to prepare and harmonize Nigeria tentative List which would be presented at the workshop. Other participants and resource persons started arriving on Saturday 9th May, 2009. The coordinator welcomes a participant Directors of NCMM Nigeria exchanged from Sierra Leone peasantries with a Minister from Liberia Day one: Monday 11th May, 2009 Opening Ceremony: The formal opening which took place on Monday 11 th May 2009, at 11.00 AM was witnessed by a cream of guests and dignitaries, including the following:- the Governor of Kano State, Mallam (Dr) Ibrahim Shekarau, ably represented by his Deputy, Engineer Abdullahi Tijani Mohammed Gwarzo, the Hon. Minister, Tourism Culture and National Orientation, Senator Bello Jubril Gada, Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Dr O.J. Eboreime, and five of his Directors, Director General, NIHOTOURS, Alhaji Muzali Dantata, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero ably represented by the District Head of Gabasawa (Sarkin Dawakin Mai tuta). NCMM Directors at the workshop Others included His Excellency Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule Dan Masanin Kano, Nigeria‟s former permanent representative to the UN and The attaché Niger Republic in Nigeria. Heads of Federal and State establishments such as ministries of Culture and Tourism, Commerce, Education;members of the military and para-millitary organizations; representatives of NGOs such as ARADA, INTBAU, Trans-Saharan Network etc The event started with the arrival of Deputy Governor, while the Nigeria National Anthem was sung at 10.20am. Welcome Address: The Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Dr. O.J. Eboreime in his welcome speech thanked the Africa World Heritage Fund and other partners for the workshop as it was the first of its kind to be held in Kano, Nigeria. He also appreciated the Minister for accepting the invitation to serve as the Special guest of honour and Kano State Government for supporting the event. He described Heritage as what distinguishes human beings from animals maintaining that Heritage is what we have received from our ancestors as our identity; and t is our responsibility to preserve it for transmission to future generations. Dr. O.J Ebreime (DG NCMM) welcome address Photo of some personalities during the opening Making his own remarks on behalf of Dr. Webber Ndoro the Director, Africa World Heritage Fund, Mr. Kofi Amekudi from Ghana expressed his happiness that the workshop is taking place in Nigeria. He explained that, AWHF was established in the year 2006 to assist Africa to inscribe more sites on the World Heritage List. Other functions include:- (i) Offering technical assistance to African sites on the World Heritage List that are in Danger. (ii) Offering assistance to African Countries in preparing submission for World Heritage Listing. He also informed the audience about some of the activities carried out by the fund as follows: An advocacy meeting held in Abuja, April, 2008 Training programme on nomination in Lesotho, November, 2008, in which Nigeria benefited World Heritage and now this Kano workshop. Mr. Kofi Amekudi pointed out that, the Kano workshop was the first in the series of workshops to be held for the various regions in African and hoped that this activity would help to strengthen cooperation within the West African sub-Region. Key Note Address: The thought provoking key note address was delivered by an erudite scholar and former President, Art Council of Nigeria, and Nigerian‟s permanent representative of the United Nation His Excellency, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule- Danmasanin Kano. He defined Heritage as “our custom and costume, our character and characteristics, our identity”. He said, if we lose our Heritage, we lose our identity. In his speech, he regretted that the cultural heritage has not only been relegated but mixed with politics. According to him many are already lost, some in real danger while others are threaten by both human and natural activities. He challenged the audience to preserve and protect our cultural identity if we are not to lose our bearings. He therefore, advocated for a Cultural Revolution. To him, Africa has made a lot of contributions to world culture in the areas of writing, architecture, agriculture, science, etc. Hence, suggests the need to be proud, explore and develop the cultural heritage for the benefit of humanity. He strongly posits that civilization is rotational from “Africa, to Asia, to Europe, prediction one day Africa will be in the forefront of civilization. He emphasized that Africa need to work harder if its past glorious position is to be retained. He therefore called on the Government of various African countries and to take Heritage preservation, protection and promotion seriously. He advocated that culture should be used to promote unity within the Country. He acknowledged the fact that we can make Africa great through our Heritage that produces leaders and not looters, democrats not dictators: statesmen not warriors. Good Will Message The Emir (King) of Kano who was represented by the District Head of Gabasawa-Sarkin Dawakin Mituta. In his goodwill message which came after a cultural display welcomed all delegates and participants within and outside Nigeria to the workshop in the ancient City of Kano. He made a passionate appeal to the Government at all levels for the protection, preservation and conservation of the “Kano City Walls” and other Heritage Sites. In conclusion, he re-iterates the preparedness of the Emirate Council of Kano to continue in the protection of all Heritage properties as the council is the custodian of culture. Cultural display at the workshop Minister’s Address The Honourable Minister, Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Senator Bello Jubril Gada, in his speech commended the brains behind the African World Heritage Fund for choosing Nigeria to host the Maiden Edition of the West African sub-regional workshop on “Harmonization of World Heritage Tentative List”. He mentioned that Heritage is a priceless asset of humanity as well as fundamental basis of existence and an instrument for promoting cohesion within plural societies; hence the workshop is timely especially in the current economic meltdown in the World. Hon Minister,Bello Gada, Tourism, Culture & National Orientation delivered his address He noted that, the West Africa sub-region is grossly under-represented on the World Heritage List and he therefore believed that the workshop would be a means to facilitate more inscriptions of sites into the World Heritage List within the West Africa sub-region. He informed that the Federal Government Nigeria has set up two key committees on conservation and presentation of the Heritage Resources and a Presidential Committee on the revitalization of the National Museums and Archives. This is to upgrade the museums and heritage and their integration in national development. In addition, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation is being repositioned to empower the local community through eco-museums projects that would cultivate environmental resources for creative enterprise. DECLARATION OF THE WORKSHOP The Deputy Governor Kano State some participates at the opening ceremony declared the workshop open The workshop was declared opened by the Governor of Kano State Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau through His Deputy, Engr. Abdullahi Mohammed Gwarzo who reiterated government resolved to protect and conserve the Heritage property in Kano State especially the “Kano City Walls” and associated sites. Towards this a committee on the protection of Monuments and Sites would be put in place. This committee is to fashion out best way for the preservation and protection of heritage properties. Group photograph Yusuf Abdallah Usman thanks all A vote of thanks was given by the workshop coordinator, Mr. Yusuf Abdallah Usman, He extended appreciation to all who were present and those who made the programme a huge success. This session came to a close with a Muslim prayer by Alhaji Tijani Sunusi. WORKSHOP A total number of eight papers were presented by the following resource persons: - Dr. O.J. Eboreime from Nigeria, Dr Mzalendo Kibunjia from Kenya, Bar. Esther Kiege from Kenya, Mr. Kofi Amekudi from Ghana and Mr. Jacob Mhando Nyangila from Africa World Heritage Fund, South Africa. The following areas were covered: - Application of the World Heritage Convention in Africa - Principles and procedures for National Heritage inventories - Introduction to African World Heritage Fund - Introduction to Kano State World Heritage Convention Processes - 1. Tentative List and Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage Convention - 2. The 1972 World Heritage Convention - Authenticity and Integrity - Nomination process and why dossiers fail. Day One: Afternoon Session of the Workshop - Coordinated by Kofi Amekudi Methodology The workshop was administered through paper presentations, Country presentations, group work/presentation and discussions in addition to site visits. The first paper was delivered by Dr O.J. Eboreime, the Director General of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria, on “Application of the World Heritage Convention in Africa”. This session was coordinated by Mr. Kofi Amekudi from Ghana. Participants & Resources persons in a group photograph Dr. O.J. Eboreime highlighted the need for the Identification, Protection and Presentation of Africa Cultural and Natural Heritage. He mentioned the lack of West African experts in the various UNESCO World Heritage Committees. He therefore called on African Countries to play more active role in these committees such as ICOMOS, IUCN ICCROM, etc. His paper also showed clearly the need for West Africa countries to work together and pursue a common heritage goal. Paper 2 tilted Principles and procedures for National Heritage inventories presented by Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia. In his presentation, he was of the opinion that to get a site into the World Heritage List, one must be able to argue convincingly about its Universal Outstanding Value which should include a summary of the values that makes the site exceptionally important to humanity. Dr Mzalendo Kibunjia during participant stressing some points his presentation His paper also emphasized on the following issues:- An assessment of the conditions of Integrity and Authenticity. Fulfill requirement of protection and management (management plan, effective legal and financial backing). The importance of the Outstanding Universal Value which could be hinged on three pillars (meeting the criteria, integrity and authenticity, protection and management plan.) The importance of Tentative List as a management tool was also emphasized. A cross boundary nomination of sites was also discussed within the context of harmonizing the tentative list of the West African region. There was extensive discussion on the above presentations by the participants. Day Two: Tuesday 12th May, 2009 – Country presentation Coordinated by Dr Mzalendo Kibunjia Each participant made a PowerPoint presentation of their countries Tentative List of the cultural and natural heritage sites. Their presentations hinged on identification, location, description, outstanding universal value, criteria for inscription, authenticity and integrity etc. The countries who presented papers were, the Gambia. Sierra Leone, Liberia Ghana, Cameroun and Nigeria. All were extensively discussed by the participants. Afternoon Session During the workshop the participants were divided into three major groups for discussion on the various issues raised during presentations and to prioritize the West African Tentative List. The groups Kano, Abuja and Lagos, were named after some major cities in Nigeria. Thus, Abuja group looked at the tentative list of Cameroon sites, Kano group handled Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia sites, and Lagos group worked on the Nigeria sites. KANO Group: Hassoum Ceesay – The Gambia Isaac Jackson - Liberia Augustine Charlie – Sierra Leone Aisha Aliyu Mohammed - Nigeria George Anorchie - Ghana Modu Sherrif - Nigeria ABUJA Group; Cletus Nateg - Ghana Josephine Kargbo – Sierra Leone Albert Markeh - Liberia Rahina Garuba - Nigeria Frank Adanikeh - Nigeria Christophe Mbida - Cameroon LAGOS Group: Raymond Asombang - Cameroon Nicholas Ivor - Ghana Bakary Sanyang – The Gambia Garba Mahdi - Nigeria Josiah Ozomah – Nigeria Participants at Group discussions during the workshop Day Three: Wednesday 13th May, 2009 – Coordinated by Esther Kiege Morning session Paper presentation on the Introduction to Africa World Heritage Fund by Jacob Mhando was made during the morning session. He informed that AWHF is based in South Africa with five members of staff. He also highlighted on the background, of the fund, Governance, vision and mission, projects and activities, strategic objectives, main mandate, networking and collaborators, strategic partners, UNESCO, State parties and the challenges of political environments of Africa and the world. He concluded with appeal that member states should redeem their pledges and those who have not contributed to the fund to do so. Two papers on the World Heritage Convention Processes (1. “The 1972 World Heritage Convention” and 2. "Tentative List and Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage Convention” were presented. The „1972 World Heritage Convention‟ was presented by Kofi Amekudi and „Tentative List and Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage Convention‟ was presented by Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia. These presentations highlighted the main objectives, elements, organs and content of the World Heritage Convention. It emphasized on tentative listing and statement of “outstanding universal value” for World Heritage Convention and „The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention‟ and its key users. Al these papers were debated comprehensively by the participants of the workshop. Afternoon Session The afternoon session was devoted to continuation of group work. An introduction to Kano State was made by A.L Aliyu Curator, National Museum, Kano. He informed the participants of the location, history, people, economy and heritage. This was followed by a general discussion. Day Three: Thursday 14th May, 2009 – Coordinated by Mr. Yusuf Abdallah Usman SITE VISIT: - Led by Mr. A.L. Aliyu Curator National Museum, Kano, Nigeria A site visit was made to Kano City Walls and its associated Sites being one of Nigeria‟s sites on the tentative list. Participants went round the City Walls and assessed its conservation status and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). Kano City Walls measuring approximately 13 sq miles in circumference enclosed the ancient city. . Kano City Walls represent the outstanding values associated with traditional architecture, indigenous defense and security system, local management systems and control among others. Other sites visited were Kofar Mata Dye Pits which was established in 1496; Kurmi Market which was established in the 16 th Century during the Trans- Saharan trade era and which remain vibrant till date as centre of trade and commerce in traditional goods and local hand craft; Dala hill which is the nucleus for the peopling of Kano being an ancient settlement site with spiritual value and represent tangible evidence of pre Islamic traditional religious practices and archaeological evidence of iron smelting was also visited. Kofar Mata Dye Pits Also visited was Gida Makama Museum which tells the history of Kano from the early period to date; the Emir Palace which is the seat of traditional authority in Kano established since the AD 999 and which has survived both the colonial rule and modern political systems. Kano Emir Palace remains the largest traditional architectural master piece in the city (a very strong). However it was observed that some areas of these City Walls have been encroached upon by human activities while the issues of pollution and sewage were identified as strong negative factors against Heritage management in Kano. Kano City Wall Entrance to the Emir’s Palace Kano Afternoon Session: - Coordinated by Mr. Yusuf Abdallah Usman Paper Presentation The paper on the Authenticity and Integrity delivered by Esther Kiege from Kenya pointed out that condition of Authenticity and Integrity is the key requirements of enlistments of heritage sites. She gave descriptive definitions and analysis of the two key words (i.e. Authenticity and Integrity). At the end of her lecture, some significant questions were raised such as:- How whole is a site in terms of integrity? Who determines the wholeness of a site? How can we determine the wholeness of a ruin? Can a site have all the conditions mentioned when looking at Authenticity and Integrity and at what percentage is it recommended? Is Authenticity and Integrity applicable only to cultural sites? Mr. Kofi Amekudi gave a presentation on the Nomination process and why dossiers fail? He enumerated that the problems and challenges that are faced during the nomination process include but not limited to:- Late submission of dossiers Incomplete application. Inappropriate maps and illustrations Lack of clarity in terms of the justification, outstanding universal value, criteria, absence of management plan, hasty submission due to the deadline of UNESCO Inadequate funding and time etc. Kofi Amekudi while presenting Some practical and specific examples of the above challenges were demonstrated from Ghana, Nigeria, and the Gambia to support the presentation. These examples were presented briefly by the course assistants (Victoria Osuagwu, Oluremi Adedayo and Fatou Beyai- Raji). The importance of sourcing expert opinions especially within the UNESCO circles was also emphasized. KEY ISSUES: From the various papers presented, group discussions and country presentations, the following key issues were identified:- Africa is grossly under represented on the World Heritage List. For instance, out of 878 sites on the World Heritage List, Africa with over 50 countries has only 76 sites, while the regional imbalance is tilted against West Africa. Heritage is a priceless asset to humanity and there is the need to identify, preserve and protect Africa Cultural and Natural Heritage. Africa has made significant contributions to Cultural Heritage and civilization in the world such as in Writing, Agriculture, Science etc, and that this cultural heritage can be used in promoting unity among African nations and can also influence developments. The workshop noted that most West Africa Countries have not domesticated the 1972 UNESCO Convention on the protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage; and they are encouraged to effect the domestication of the convention. It was also advocated that workshops be organized at the National level between the Heritage Professionals and decision makers to assist in the domestication of the 1972 Convention as well as in the development of Heritage property. Another issue discussed was that, West Africa Countries should work out a regional strategy where heritage professionals should partner together in order to tap from each other‟s competences and achieve a more harmonized list of sites that can have better prospects of enlistment. In particular the workshop has emphasized the need to render special assistance to countries that are just coming out from long years of war such as Sierra Leone and Liberia. Stakeholders at all levels should be involved in the planning and implementation of Heritage Management and in policy making, promotion and the enforcement of Heritage laws. In view of the abundant Heritage resources in West Africa, and that it is under represented on the World Heritage List, sustainable management and conservation of these Heritage Sites require would adequate financial and human resources allocation by the authorities concerned. Need to draw up and implement conservation management plan for the entire Heritage Sites whether on the World Heritage List or not. Effort should be made to integrate the knowledge and views of the communities where sites are located and the benefits accruing should be shared with them. That the intangible aspect of Africa sites that are strong should be included in the argument of the outstanding universal value. Serial nomination of similar Heritage Sites in West Africa such, as slave routes, religious sites and monuments, colonial heritage sites, etc should be considered for enlistment into the World Heritage List. Based on the presentations and discussions made about different aspects of heritage sites, the workshop was able to rank sites presented by each country to determine whether it is of local, national or international significance. Day Five: FRIDAY 15th May, 2009 – Coordinated by Kofi Amekudi In the morning the participants worked in their various groups, while the afternoon session was devoted to group presentations and debate on the possible strategy for the harmonization of tentative list for West Africa which led to an action plan for harmonization of the West Africa tentative list. Signing of the Communiqué on behalf of the participants HARMONIZED TENTATIVE LIST FOR WEST AFRICA A harmonized tentative list for West Africa was produced and ranked in terms of eligibility of nomination as follows: S/N COUNTRY HERITAGE SITES Cultural Natural Mixed 1 Ghana 1) Tongo – Tengzuk 1) Kakum National Cultural Landscape Park and Sacred Sites 2) Mole National Park 2) Trade Pilgrimage Routes of North – Western Ghana 3) Navrongo Cathedral 4) Nzulezu Stilt Settlement 2 The Gambia 1) Crocodile Pool 2) Shell Mounds 3 Sierra Leone 1) Bunce Island 2) Fourah Bay College 4 Liberia Providence Island 1) Sapo National Park 2) Kpatawee waterfall 3) Blue Lake 5 Nigeria 1) Oke Idanre Cultural 1) Oban Hills/Karng of Landscape Cameroun 2) Ancient Kano City Walls 2) Gushaka Gumti/ Faro and Associated Sites of Cameroun 3) Surame Cultural Landscape 4) Benin City Walls and moat/Sungbo Eredo 5) Ikom Monoliths 6) Arochukwu Caves Ogbumke Caves 6 Cameroun 1) DGB (DIY GID BIY) 1) Korup National Park 2) Bafut Palace 2) Wasa National Park SAA Megalith 3) Campo MA‟AN It is suggested that the under listed sites are to be pursued as Tran boundary nominations:- (i) Oban Hill in Nigeria and Korup National Park of Cameroon. (ii) IKOM Monoliths, Nigeria and SAA Megaliths of Cameroon as serial nomination (iii) Arochukwu long Juju and Ogbunike Caves both in Nigeria should be serially nominated. It is strongly recommended that States Parties of the above heritage sites should work together and there is need to put up a trans-boundary committee for the preparation of dossiers. CLOSING CEREMONY The closing ceremony was held on Friday, 15th May, 2009, in which the participants and the resource persons as well as the community were given a befitting Gala night. This was witnessed by important dignitaries such as Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Tourism, - Ahmed Ibrahim Yankasi, The Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Jigawa State, Heads of Federal and State Governments establishments in Kano, Stakeholders and the community. The event witnessed cultural entertainment to the admiration of the audience. It also offered the participants opportunity for informal interaction with the general public. Mr. Yusuf Abdallah Usman. Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasi Mr. Jacob Mhando Nyangila In his speech the Coordinator, thanked the people present and also appreciated the Kano State Government for the success of the workshop. In his own remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Kano State Commissioner of Commerce and Tourism, Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasi said, Kano State is the most populated State in the country and that his Ministry is planning to update markets so that Kano will take back its glorious position as one of the best centres of commerce in West Africa. He thanked everybody for coming and prayed that God will grant them safe journey back to their different countries. Appreciating the government of Kano State, Federal Government, Workshop facilitators, Coordinators, Resource persons and participants on behalf of the Director, African World Heritage Fund, Mr. Jacob Mhando Nyangila expressed his gratitude to all those who have made the event a great success. He called on the people and government to be more proactive in squarely facing the conservation challenges of the Heritage Sites in Africa. He also gave an assurance that Africa World Heritage Fund will collaborate with all other institutions in providing the needed assistance where necessary. He urged the participants to use the knowledge and skills acquired during the workshop to come out with well prepared and complete nomination dossiers, which will be acceptable for enlistment. Presentation of certificate Presentation of gifts At the closing ceremony, there was the presentation of certificates to participants and gifts to both participants and resource persons. At this occasion, the participants expressed gratitude to Nigeria and Kano State in particular for the hospitality accorded them. The workshop was seen as educating, enriching and interesting by the participants and they expressed the hope that more of such Regional Training and Workshops should be held. Josephine Kargbo gave vote of thanks A participant expressing his view The vote of thanks was given on behalf of the participants by Josephine Kargbo from Sierra Leone. She said they have learnt a lot which will enhance their performance in their respective countries. She thanked NCMM, AWHF and the sponsors for making them comfortable throughout their stay. She promised that, the knowledge they have acquired will be made used of, when they get home in order to inscribe more sites into the World Heritage List. The event came to an end with a Muslim prayer. Delegates departed to their various countries on May 16th and 17th 2009. CHALLENGES Though, the workshop was generally very impressive and successful but it was not without some challenges as highlighted below:- Funds were not released on time, which adversely affected planning. Some of the participants did not have adequate information about their heritage sites in their countries as they have not been opportuned to visit them. Hence, they were encouraged to go back to their countries to search for more information on their Heritage Sites on their National Lists and make sure these sites fulfilled all the conditions for inscriptions into the World Heritage List. The late response from some participants also led to the postponement of the workshop from April to May, 2009. The erratic nature of the power supply at the venue intermittently interrupted the workshop. The budget for the workshop was done without adequate information on cost of tickets, accommodation and equipment, which led to under- pricing. The venue of the workshop also posed some challenges as hotel used was still undergoing some renovations which made it not too conducive. Some resource persons withdrew prior to the workshop at very short notice and it was not too easy to replace them. The number of days for the workshop was too short to allow for detailed handling of topics. The workshop evaluation forms were not immediately available, though this gap was bridged through e- mail to the participants after the conference. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS For a workshop that involves participants on a regional level, announcement should be sent out at least four months to date of workshop. It is very difficult to plan without adequate funding. It is therefore recommended that funds should be released at least one month to date of workshop. Budgeting for subsequent workshop should be based on actual cost and not estimates and discussed at preparatory meeting to avoid under-pricing. There was gender imbalance in the selection of participants as over 70% were males. It is recommended that more females should be selected in subsequent workshops at least ratio 60:40. In view of the lack of adequate familiarity of some participants withtheir sites , a follow up workshop should be organized to work on the harmonized list and produce a framework for the nomination of a site for each participating country. The duration for workshop should be increased to 10 days. GENERAL EVALUATION QUALITY OF THE WORKSHOP CONTENT DURATION OF UNITS LOGISTICS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES RELEVANCE OF THE WORKSHOP CONTENT RELEVANCE OF GROUP WORK AND PLENARY SESSIONS RESOURCE PERSONS INPUTS COURSE ASSISTANTS INPUTS INPUT TO THE GENERAL COURSE COORDINATION List of Participants COUNTRY NAME & ADDRESS NIGERIA Garba Mahdi HASSAN National Commission for Museums and Monuments P. M. 2367 Federal Secretariat Sokoto State Email:email@example.com Cell: +234 80 55 29 5595 NIGERIA Josiah OZOMAH National Commission for Museums and Monuments P. M. 171 Garki Abuja Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +234 80 23 43 9236 NIGERIA Sheriff MODU National Park Service P. M. B. 0258 Airport Road Garki Abuja Email: email@example.com Cell: +234 80 22 06 9970 NIGERIA Frank Ohiozoje ADANIKEN National Commission for Museums and Monuments P. M. B. 1115 Benin City Edo State Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +234 80 78 684411 NIGERIA Rahina Garba HARUNA National Zoological Garden P.M.B. 2031 Jos Plateau-State Email: email@example.com Cell: +234 80 34 911737 NIGERIA Aisha Mohammed ALIYU National Commission for Museums and Monuments Ali-Akilu Road Kaduna Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell:+234 80 35 05 4153 +234 80 57775142 CAMEROON Christophe MBIDA BP 14617 Yaounde Email: email@example.com Cell: +237 77 78 62 70 CAMEROON Raymond Neba’ane ASOMBANG University of Yaounde P. O. Box 6544 Yaounde Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +237 77 73 7120 LIBERIA Albert S. MARKEH The Liberia National Museum Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism Liberia E-mail: email@example.com Cell: +231 6 498 488 LIBERIA Isaac W. JACKSON Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism 110 U.N. Drive P.O. Box 10-9021 Monrovia 1000 Liberia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +231 6 523 518 GHANA George ANORCHIE Ghana Museums and Monuments Board Barnes Road P. O. Box GP 3343 Accra Ghana Email: email@example.com Cell: +233 244 22 5498 GHANA Nicholas Kwaku IVOR Ghana Museums and Monuments Board Cape Coast Castle P. O. Box 281 Cape Coast Ghana Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +233 20 811 7316 GHANA Cletus K. NATEG Forestry Commission Wildlife Division P. O. Box M239 Accra – Ghana Email: email@example.com Cell: +233 244 72 2152 SIERRA LEONE Charlie AUGUSTINE Sierra Leone Monuments and Relics Commission P.O. Box 908 Cotton Tree Free Town Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +232 33 41 2507 SIERRA LEONE Josephine KARGBO Sierra Leone National Museum Box 908 Cotton Tree Free Town Email: email@example.com Cell: +232 76 688 693, +232 33 688 693 +232 22 22 3555 THE GAMBIA Hassoum CEESAY Gambia National Museum P. M. B. 151 Banjul Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +220 778 1963 THE GAMBIA Bakary SANYANG Gambia National Museum P. M. B. 151 Banjul Email: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: + 220 995 2699 List of Coordination Team and Resource Persons COUNTRY NAME & ADDRESS NIGERIA Joseph O. EBORIEME National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 171 Garki Abuja Email: email@example.com Cell +234 80 37 873822 NIGERIA Yusuf Abdallah USMAN National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 171 Garki Abuja Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com Cell: +234 80 28 34 9053 SOUTH AFRICA Jacob Mhando NYANGILA African World Heritage Fund 1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill Midrand 1685 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Office Tel: +27 11 256 3551 Cell:+27 82 933 52 43 KENYA Esther Wairimu KEIGE National Museums of Kenya P.O. Box 40658 – 00100 Nairobi E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Office Tel: +254 – 20 3742161-4 Ext 2298 Cell: +254 722 779 478 Fax: +254 – 20 3741424 KENYA Mzalendo KIBUNJIA National Museums of Kenya P.O. Box 40658 – 00100 Nairobi E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Office Tel: +254 – 20 3741759 / 3742161 Cell: +254 723 92 6666 Fax: +254 – 20 3741424 GHANA Frederick Kofi AMEKUDI Ghana Museums and Monuments Board P.O. Box GP 3343 Accra E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Tel: +233 21 664268 Cell: +233 20 811 5832 Fax: +233 21 222401 NIGERIA Aliyu L. ABDU National Commission for Museums and Monuments P.O. Box 2023 Kano Email: email@example.com Cell: +234 80 52 73 5154 List of Course Assistants COUNTRY NAME & ADDRESS NIGERIA Victoria N. OSUAGWU National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 171 Garki Abuja Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Cell: +234 80 33364395 +234 80 51 516233 NIGERIA Oluremi Funsho ADEDAYO National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 4376 Osogbo Osun State Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +234 80 33 783808 +234 80 50 855711 The GAMBIA Fatou BEYAI-RAJI The Gambia Tourism Authority Kotu West KSMD, Banjul The Gambia Email: email@example.com Office Tel: +220 Cell: +220 99 026 34 List of Workshop Assistants COUNTRY NAME & ADDRESS NIGERIA Amos OLORUNNIPA National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 664 Akure, Ondo State Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +234 80 23 57 8855 NIGERIA Dipo ALAFIATAYO National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 171 Garki Abuja Email: email@example.com Cell: +234 80 33 00 8809 NIGERIA Helen ENAHORO National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 171 Garki Abuja Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +234 805 51 79 045 NIGERIA Marcus O. John National Commission for Museums and Monuments PMB 171 Garki Abuja. Nigeria Email: email@example.com Cell: +234 805 525 1494, +234 803 4947 140 NIGERIA Mr. Atiku Bukar National Commission for Museums and Monuments Kano Cell: +234 805 853 2401 NIGERIA Mr. Aminu Dalhatu National Commission for Museums and Monuments Kano APPENDIX 1 WORKSHOP PROGRAMME Monday 11th MAY, 2009 08:00 – 09:00 Registration Helen Enahoro 10:00 – 12:00 Opening Ceremony 13:00 – 14:00 Application of World J.O. Eborieme Heritage Convention in Africa 14:00 – 15:00 LUNCH BREAK Coordination – Kofi Amekudi 15:00 – 16.00 Principles and Procedures Mzalendo Kibunjia for National Heritage Inventories 16:00 – 17:00 BREAK 17:00 – 18: 00 Discussion Mzalendo Kibunjia Tuesday 12th MAY, 2009 Coordination – Mzalendo Kibunjia 08:30 – 09:30 Presentation / Discussion Hassoum Ceesay The Gambia Bakary Sanyang 09:30 – 10:30 Presentation / Discussion Josephine Kargbo Sierra Leone Augustine Charlie 10:30 – 11:00 TEA BREAK 11:00 – 12.00 Presentation / Discussion Albert Markeh Liberia Isaac Jackson 12:00 – 13:00 Presentation / Discussion Nicholas Ivor Ghana Cletus Nateg 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK 14:00 – 15:00 Presentation / Discussion Raymond Asombang Cameroun Christophe Mbida 15:00 – 16:00 FREE 16:00 – 17: 00 Presentation / Discussion Modu Sherrif Nigeria Josiah Ozomah Wednesday 13th MAY, 2009 Coordination – Esther Kiege 08:30 - 9:00 Introduction to AWHF Jacob Mhando Nyangila 09:00 - 10:30 World Heritage Convention Processes 1. 1972 World Heritage Kofi Amekudi Convention 2. Tentative List and Mzalendo Kibunjia Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage Convention 10:30 – 11:00 TEA BREAK 11:00 – 12.00 Group work Participants 12:00 – 13:00 Group work Participants 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK 14:00 – 15:00 Group work Participants 15:00 – 16:00 Plenary Session Participants 16:00 – 16:30 TEA BREAK 16:30 – 17: 00 Plenary Session Participants 17:00 – 18: 00 Introduction to Kano State A.L. Aliyu Thursday 14th MAY, 2009 08:30 – 11:00 Site Visit - Kano City Walls A.L. Aliyu and Associated Sites 14:00 – 16:00 LUNCH BREAK Coordination – Yusuf Abdallah Usman 16:00 – 17:30 Authenticity and Integrity Esther Kiege 17:30 – 18:30 1. Nomination Process Kofi Amekudi and why dossiers fail? 2. Comments made by advisory bodies on dossiers before inscription - James Island Fatou Beyai-Raji - Forts & Castles of Victoria Osuagwu Ghana - Osun Oshogbo Oluremi F. Adedayo 19:30 Group work Participants Friday 15th MAY, 2009 Coordination – Kofi Amekudi 08:30 – 09:30 Group Work Participants 09:30 – 10:30 Group Work Participants 10:30 – 11:00 TEA BREAK 11:00 – 12.00 Plenary Session Participants Group KANO Group LAGOS Group ABUJA 12:00 – 13:00 Plenary Session Participants 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK 14:00 – 15:00 Harmonisation of West Participants African Tentative List 15:00 – 16:00 Discussion, Communique Course Assistants / Participants 16:00 – 16:30 TEA BREAK 20:00 – 22: 00 Closing Ceremony
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