In 2011 ICAHM began an Africa Initiative “The Potential Role of the World Heritage Convention, ICOMOS, and ICAHM in African Archaeological Site Preservation and Economic Development” geared towards identifying sites with potentials to be included in the World Heritage List thus increasing the number of World Heritage Sites in Sub-Saharan Africa to balance it with other sites in the world.
Therefore, we are now happy to hold the 2017 ICAHM meeting ‘Sub-Saharan Africa and International Trade Routes’, under the patronage of UNESCO and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), for the first time on the African continent, at the commercial capital of Tanzania on the shores of Indian Ocean in Bagamoyo/Dar es Salaam.
The emphasis of this meeting will be on Trade Routes to and from Sub-Saharan Africa to the Rest of the World, the Africa Initiative,Conservation and Sustainable use of Paleoanthropological Sites, World Heritage Sites as Sources for Sustainable Development and Digital Technologies.
ICAHM depends upon the voluntary efforts of its members and conference registration fees are only enough to support activities essential to the organization of conferences. To encourage participation from colleagues from developing countries, especially from Africa, and students we have installed a reduced registration fee. This fee does not cover all their costs, we therefore ask for your donation of 5 -200 USD to help our colleagues from developing countries and students to attend the 2017 ICAHM Annual Meeting in Tanzania!
We have organized two exciting tours for you!
Zanzibar pres-conference excursion 29 September – 1 October
This tour will take you to beautiful Zanzibar. You will stay at the Swahili coastal trading town and UNESCO WHS Stone Town. Highlights of this tour will be a visit to the earliest known archaeological site on the island, Kuumbi Cave, a Spice Tour and a snorkeling trip!
Ngorongoro Conservation Area post-conference excursion 6 – 9 October + Safari Extension 9-13 October
This tour will take you to the spectacular Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will visit the famous sites of Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli, and the stunning landscape of Ngorongoro Crater!
NEW: By popular demand we can now also offer you a SAFARI Extension to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Serengeti National Park! Please find the details of this unique tour here.