Technical Partners

A brief summary of the partners CHDA is in collaboration with.

ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization (IGO) dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. It exists to serve the international community as represented by its Member States, which currently number more than 126. It is the only institution of its kind with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of all types of cultural heritage, both movable and immovable.

The decision to found the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property was made at the 9th UNESCO General Conference in New Delhi in 1956, at a time of mounting interest in the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. It was subsequently established in Rome in 1959 at the invitation of the Government of Italy.

ICCROM aims at improving the quality of conservation practice as well as raising awareness about the importance of preserving cultural heritage. ICCROM contributes to preserving cultural heritage in the world today and for the future through five main areas of activity:



The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a unique institution that manages three World Heritage Sites, twenty-two Museums and over a hundred Sites and Monuments across the country. As the custodian of Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage, NMK collects preserves and presents the past and present for today and posterity.
National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the Museums and Heritage Act 2006. NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity. NMK’s mutual concern for the welfare of humankind and the conservation of the biological diversity of the East African region and that of the entire planet demands success in such efforts.

The CRATerre established in 1979, is a Research Laboratory and a team teaching at the École d’Architecture de Grenoble, authorized since 1986 by the Direction de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication . Il déploie principalement ses activités dans les domaines : It deploys its activities mainly in the areas of:

– The conservation and management of earthen architectural heritage, endeavoring to promote cultural diversity;
– The environment, aiming for better utilization of material resource and Humanities;
– Human Settlements-Habitat, facilitating access to housing of low income.

Activities, taken together, are conducted in partnership with international and local organizations. They lead to focus on development environments and the dynamics of sustainable development in the context of long-term projects.

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National Cultural and Heritage institutions across Africa
University Of London
University Of Nairobi
University College of London
Ikworama Rainforest Centre
Hainan Centre for Cultural Diversity
University Of Newcastle