This conference organized by the earthen architecture community under the aegis of ICOMOS since 1972 is the first to be held in Africa. Approximately 300 specialists in the fields of conservation, anthropology, archaeology, architecture and engineering, scientific research; site management, and sustainable development of earthen architectural heritage are expected to attend.
The main themes for discussion:
The conference is organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Ministry of Culture of Mali. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and France-UNESCO Convention will support the participation of 20 experts from Africa, Central Asia, Europe and Latin America at the Conference.