The 15th International Conference of National Trusts will be held in Uganda from September 30th to October 4th 2013. This will be the first time that such a high profile international conference on heritage is held on the African continent.
INTO is a network of National Trusts and similar organisations from around the world, united by their common interest in the conservation and enjoyment of our shared heritage – built and natural, tangible and intangible.
INTO responds to the critical need to better protect and preserve both tangible and intangible heritage of national, regional, and local significance, and especially to integrate heritage conservation into national and local programmes for sustainable development.
The INTO Conferences are held every two years. At the last conference, held in Victoria, Canada, more than 260 delegates from 34 countries representing over 6 million members sharing a common vision to safeguard the world’s natural and cultural heritage came together.
INTO’s next conference, the 15th International Conference of National Trusts, will be co-hosted by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, a local NGO with an active heritage promotion programme and member of INTO. The invitation, however, will be extended by all INTO members in Africa and the conference will adopt a continent-wide ‘label’.