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The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund was set up in 2001 under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Mauritius. The trust has as objective to carry out research on Indenture Immigration and preserve and restore sites related to Indenture Immigration.

The Trust was named after one of the main Indenture related site, the site Aapravasi Ghat.

On July 12, 2006, the Aapravasi Ghat was inscribed on the World Heritage List during the 30th session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee held in Vilnius, Lithuania.


Programme D'Activités

Consultative Committee

The AGTF is organising a Consultative Committee on Wednesday 16 July 2014 at 15.00 hrs at the City Council of Port Louis. Read More

Salon International du Livre: Confluences 2014

The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund was present at Salon International du Livre, Confluences 2014 at Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre from 6 to 9 March 2014. Read More

Visit of the Honourable Pallam Raju

On Wednesday, 20th November 2013, Honourable Raju, Minister of Human Resource Development of the Republic of India, made a historic visit to the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site. Read More

Newsletter 2013

The newsletter 2013 is now available for download on our website's page "resources/downloads".

Annual Commemoration

On 2 November 2013, the Commemoration of the 179th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers in Mauritius took place at Aapravasi Ghat. Read More

Outreach activities

The AGTF is conducting regular outreach activities to promote our heritage. Since 3rd January 2013, our team has conducted 28 outreach activities in schools and associations. Read More


The World Heritage Site will be temporary closed as from 26 April 2013.

Le site du patrimoine mondial sera temporairement fermé à partir du 26 avril 2013. Read More

Information on the Buffer Zone

Information on the buffer zone of the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site can be downloaded from the section Resources/downloads of this website. Read More

Planning Policy Guidance (PPG 6)

The Planning Policy Guidance for Urban Heritage Area - Buffer Zone of the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property was issued in June 2011. Read More

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