Asian Regional Course on People-Nature-Culture 2019

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Monday, 18 November, 2019 to Saturday, 30 November, 2019
Friday, 30 August, 2019
Sri Lanka

Dambulla Area, Sri Lanka (Near Golden Temple of Dambulla and Ancient City of Sigiriya World Heritage Sites)

Organizers: ICCROM, IUCN, Sri Lankan Department of Archaeology, Sri Lankan Central Cultural Fund

Partners: Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment in collaboration with ICOMOS, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Call for participants: do you work with communities and heritage places?
ICCROM are seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. The course is open to:
- Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors, whether working in a specific heritage place or at a regional or national level.
- Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage e.g. policy-makers and other representatives of institutions, non-governmental organizations, charities, local associations, community groups, researchers etc.
- Individuals working with community groups who use heritage to bring benefits to society and/or heritage.

Participants should be able to demonstrate their involvement in ongoing activities with diverse communities and entities within the context of management activities at a heritage place with natural and cultural values. Importance will be placed on selecting some participants who deal with World Heritage properties and/or are active in capacity building initiatives to improve approaches to heritage conservation and management.

Knowledge acquisition and exchange will be promoted through the course format, which is framed as a forum for participants from both the cultural and natural heritage sectors to share their experiences, learning from each other and from resource persons working with communities and heritage. The course will consist of interactive sessions sharing experiences, lectures, case study visits and practical exercises based on case studies in the field.

The working language of the course will be English.

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