About the Network

The African Sites of Conscience Network strengthens programs at sites in countries emerging from recent conflict as well as sites remembering histories of colonialism and slavery. Members from East, Central, West, and Southern Africa collaborate to pursue the following goals, among others:

  • Preserve the memory of what happened during periods of conflict, violence and human rights violations and explore their consequences on today’s society;
  • Use memory and memorialization to contribute to democracy-building, peacebuilding and reconciliation processes;
  • Work with the public to ensure respect for human rights and prevent gross human rights violations for future generations.

As a result of the regional planning process in late 2020, the African Sites of Conscience Network committed to

Collectively work towards resilient, democratic, accountable, inclusive and united societies, that own, learn from and are inspired by the past to promote dialogue and social cohesion and to advocate for equal access to education, human rights and justice with the goal to achieve harmony, human dignity and peace.

To learn more about the network’s strategic plan for 2021-2024, click here.

Members of the Network include:

The ANEKED, The Gambia

Constitution Hill, South Africa

For a full list of the African Sites of Conscience members, please click here.

For a list of all members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, please click here.

For more information, or to become involved, please contact Gegê Leme Joseph, Regional Manager for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.