A Remarkable Day at the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Initiative 2023.

A Remarkable Day at the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Initiative 2023 Sukur Cultural Landscape, Africa’s first Cultural Landscape and Nigeria’s first World Heritage Site

We are delighted to share with you the highlights and heartfelt reflections from our recent endeavor at the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Initiative 2023. This extraordinary event, held on November 28th, 2023, was centered around the mesmerizing Sukur Cultural Landscape in Adamawa State, Nigeria.

The day was replete with enriching presentations, motivating stories, and a shared commitment to the conservation of our precious heritage. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our partners, attendees, and volunteers who were part of this journey, both virtually and physically. Your active participation and support immensely enriched our event.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the following dignitaries and organizations for their invaluable contributions:

- Prof. Abba Isa Tijani (NCMM): For his enlightening opening address.

- African International Documentary Festival Foundation (AFIDFF) Team: For presenting a captivating video and an overview of the UNESCO WHV Initiative.

- Mr. Francesco Volpini (UNESCO World Heritage Volunteer's Initiative): For enlightening us on the significance of volunteering and its impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

- Dr. Audu Muhammed Liman (AUN): Representing Prof. DeWayne Frazier, Ph.D., for his meaningful insights.

- Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed (NTN) For his thoughtful closing remarks.

- Additionally, the Nigerian Tourism Development Cooperation (NTDC), Mr. Kende Abubakar (Nigerian Red Cross Society), Mr. Mick Yousuf (Nigerian China Business Council), Mrs. Patricia Krabachar (Ladi), Hon Saleh Kinjir (Kinjir Foundation), Chairman Sukur Development Association (SDA), and other esteemed guests from various sectors for their invaluable messages and support.

As we wrap up the 2023 Volunteer program, we encourage everyone to continue embracing the spirit of volunteerism and dedication towards preserving our cultural heritage. Your enthusiasm and commitment are the driving forces behind the success of these initiatives.

We invite you to share your experiences and thoughts about the event using the hashtags: #affidff #sukurculturallandscape #UNESCOWHV #unesco #WorldHeritage #CulturalResilience #WorldHeritageVolunteers2023 #VolunteeringforHeritage #workingonthefuture #WHVInAction #Youth4Heritage #adamawa #tourismnigeria #tourism #unescoworldheritagesite #volunteer.

Thank you once again for joining us on this remarkable journey. Together, let's continue to make a meaningful impact!

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