On the 12 October 2018, the National Programme Officer of the UNESCO Khartoum Office, Mr. Abdelgadir Salih, participated in a morning show of the Red Sea State’s TV. He reported to the public about the Expert Meeting organized in Port Sudan for South-South cooperation between Natural World Heritage Sites in Africa with participation of relevant professionals from Sudan, Mauritania, South Africa, Bahrein and France. The participants discussed different issues of Coastal World Heritage Sites management, looked into problems of Sudanese Natural World Heritage site – Sangoneb Atoll and Dungonab Bay, visited Red Sea state’s communities nearby the site – Mohamed Qol and Dounganab – promoting the valuing of World Heritage Site among rural inhabitants, etc. The meeting was funded by the World Heritage Center, UNESCO.
Mr. Abdelgadir also explained other activities of UNESCO, which are relevant to the Red Sea state. He told about plans to promote organization of a coastal biosphere reserve around reefs and mangroves of the Sudanese coastal zone, mentioned strengthening radio broadcasting for rural people, training women journalists, and gathering intangible heritage items originated by the state’s inhabitants.
He expressed his gratitude to the state’s authorities, who permanently support the UNESCO’s activities, his happiness of being in the Red Sea state and wished to the state’s inhabitants to benefit from coming touristic season and from other available sources of wealth.