Project ID 2210522011

This activity aims to strengthen the capacity of targeted West African countries to engage with relevant institutions all over the world holding exhibitions and collections of illicitly exchanged cultural property from West African countries towards the return, restitution, preservation and promotion of such artefacts. The activity will also collaborate with other stakeholders in the region, already working to support the return of cultural property to their original states and situations of origin such as the African Union (AU), the Open Society for West Africa (OSIWA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to implement regional and continental roadmaps already designed to support the return, restitution, preservation and promotion of cultural artefact

  • On-going

USD 25,000

Total Project Budget

USD 248

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Culture Contribution to Regular Budget 25,000 248

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT2 - Member States capacities strengthened to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property and promote its return and restitution, to protect underwater cultural heritage and to promote the role of museums for societies
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Priority Africa | 100%