World Heritage Day 2017

What have you done to protect Uganda’s rich cultural heritage?

See our work towards protecting Kampala’s historical buildings and sites promoting heritage education for young people, cultural entrepreneurship, supporting community museums and advocacy for a conducive policy environment.

World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18 April every year. In spite of its importance, Uganda is yet to embrace the day and its associated activities.

The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it. This year’s theme is “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism” chosen in relation to 2017 being the UN year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Also, read a message from the International National Trusts Organisation – INTO