Project ID 2210642061

The activity supports the preservation, access and promotion of documentary heritage in Africa through the implementation of Memory of the World and the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation on Documentary Heritage.The activity will enhance national capacity to identify significant documentary heritage collections from Africa, increase their visibility through the inscription to the International Register, as well as sharing of knowledge through inter-regional cooperation with Asia and the Pacific. The activity will also leverage the use of open solutions, including free and open source software for archival management, open licensing frameworks for the use of digitized materials, and open education resources on documentary heritage, to engage with the custodians of documentary heritage in Africa.

  • On-going

USD 45,000

Total Project Budget

USD 161

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2022.03.31

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 Communication and information Contribution to Regular Budget 45,000 161

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 8 - Foster knowledge sharing and skills development in the digital age Output: 8.CI4 - Member States are enabled to foster universal access to information and knowledge, including through the Information for All Programme (IFAP), as well as through Open Solutions, and through the identification, preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 10%
  • 50%
  • 10%
  • 30%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 50%
  • Priority Africa | 100%
  • Small Island Developing States | 5%