UNESCO WHV 2024 – Let’s Heritage in the Historic city of Ahmedabad

UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers 2024 - Let's Heritage!
Historic City of Ahmedabad

UNESCO WHV 2023 – Let’s Heritage in the Historic City of Ahmedabad Video


The WHV Initiative was launched by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in 2008 to encourage young people to undertake concrete actions and play an active role in protecting, preserving and promoting World Heritage. It consists of action camp projects organized by organizations or institutions, involving national and international volunteers in awareness-raising and hands-on activities. These projects are implemented in cooperation with multiple stakeholders and partners, including the local communities, who work together towards the preservation of our common cultural and natural heritage. The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in collaboration with Better World.

90 action camp projects will be implemented from April to December 2024 at 85 World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative Lists, by 69 organizations in 41 countries around the globe.


This year, the WHV Campaign will also contribute to the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Education Programme, which provides a unique opportunity to advocate the importance of education, empowerment of youth and concrete actions towards protecting, preserving and promoting World Heritage.


After sixteen years of grassroots youth activities and international cooperation, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative continues to involve young people, communities and site managers in building together new, inclusive societies where World Heritage is a source of resilience, humanity and innovation, beyond the challenges that the World face. National and international volunteers will work together with the local communities to preserve our common cultural and natural heritage, through concrete hands-on and awareness-raising activities, which will provide empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enable them to go beyond the constraints of geography to some of the most outstanding places in the world.



The Historic city of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati River, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort City and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods. The urban fabric is made up of densely packed traditional houses (pols) in gated traditional streets (puras) with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions. The city continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for six centuries, up to the present.


The project is part of a nationwide campaign extending the outreach of the first ‘Let’s Heritage’ program, implemented in 2017 by the Elixir Foundation at Rani-ki-Vav. Running for the sixth year in Ahmadabad with over 300+ global participants from 20 different countries, Let’s Heritage program aims at promoting World heritage site’s preservation among youth and local communities, documenting and spreading examples of active participation, stimulating a sense of responsibility and connecting international and local people with the management and conservation authorities.



·       Participants must be 16 – 35 years old.

·       Participant has to be involved in the entire time frame of the program.

·       Participants must be enthusiastic to explore heritage conservation and promotion at the World Heritage Site


Eligible Regions: Open for All


Program Dates: 22 September to 01 October 2024


Participation Fees: The Participation fees include – Accommodation, Meals and Local Travel during the entire program which is non-refundable. 

(Kindly note – the travel to & from the WHV site has to be arranged by the participant)

  • INR 15000 for Indian Nationals
  • USD 350 for Foreign Nationals
In case of any query do reach out to us – 
Niyati Bajpai – 9574777628 | Madhish Parikh – 9016558924
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