Launching the 2016 National Heritage Awards – Be part of it!

Every 3 years, the National Heritage Awards recognise individuals and organisations for their excellent contribution to preserving and promoting our heritage – whether built, natural or intangible. This might be an effort to preserve a historical property, an endangered language or custom, an effort to preserve a threatened part of our knowledge and traditions as a family, community, or nation.

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda launched the first National Heritage Awards in 2013. One of the “tangible heritage” winners was the Berghani family, because of its superb restoration of the historic Masindi Hotel. An “intangible heritage” award went to Prof. Austin Bukenya in recognition of his outstanding work on promoting orature (oral literature). These and four other winners were honoured during the International Conference of National Trusts held in Entebbe.

Contribute to saving our vanishing heritage! Please nominate an individual, group or organisation who qualifies in your opinion for a Heritage Award and send us details (including a photo where appropriate. All nominations will be vetted by a jury and winners awarded at a grand ceremony in June 2016. The deadline for nominations is April 30th 2016. Click here to send details of your nomination…