During our recent movie making campaign in the Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve we could witness one of the current major threats to the lake: the water hyacinth invasion.
Last week I participated in the second Quest4Africa (Q4A) workshop, which again took place in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Before I go into details, I want to share some words about the fantastic venue of the workshop. This time it was held in HoA-REC&N‘s (Horn of […]
During the 27th session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme, UNESCO has approved the nomination file for Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve. Situated in the north-western part of Ethiopia, the Biosphere Reserve comprises Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia, the main source of […]
I am proud that we announced the launch of a new consortium called INTEWO + PARTNERS today. Together with colleagues from Paderborn, Münster, Milano and Muscat we will provide, among other things, services in the field of Museum, Exhibition and Information Centre design and development; […]
The World Heritage Centre at UNESCO has published a new reference manual for managing cultural heritage. This manual provides guidance for States Parties and all those involved in the care of World Heritage cultural properties on how to comply with the requirements of the World […]
In 2004 we raised the idea to establish a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile, the most important contributor of fresh water to the Nile river. Lake Tana with its surroundings is offering a diverse […]