UNESCO joins forces with the Rising from the Depths Network and ICOMOS-ICUCH to build capacities in Africa

Poster with image of a diver inspecting a wreck. Text says " Save the Dates 16-17, 23-24 &30 June - 1 July 2021 UNESCO Online Training Workshop for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage" with logos for UNESCO ICOMOS ICHUCH and Rising from the Depths

The Rising from the Depths Network cooperates with UNESCO Nairobi Regional Office and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH) in the organization of the Online Training on Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection and Management addressed to African countries. The workshop, which is supported by the UNESCO Japanese Funds-in-Trust, will provide the necessary basic theoretical knowledge to understand the main concepts and processes around the research, management, and protection of the maritime and underwater cultural heritage.

The workshop follows the UNESCO Foundation Course Manual on the Management and Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, supplemented by additional theoretical and practical themes believed to be important in strengthening local capacities. Projects from the Rising from the Depths Network will present their advances and results, illustrating with clear case studies the contents delivered.

The Online Workshop will have a duration of six days, distributed over three weeks (16-17, 23-24 & 30 June – 1st July 2021). Each day will be composed of lectures and debates with the participants and observers.

The workshop is open to country-elected participants, and observers from the region. The online workshops will count on a variety of international experts, most of them recognized members of ICOMOS-ICUCH.

For more information, please address the Organizing Committee at and


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