Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific
Program Dates: 15th – 26th September 2017
Venue: University of Tsukuba, Japan
Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific has purpose of contributing to the World Heritage Capacity Building Programme led by ICCROM and IUCN, in consultation with ICOMOS and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in developing new approaches towards integrated conservation of cultural and natural heritage. These workshops started in 2016, explore nature-culture linkages with focus on theory and practice in Asia and the Pacific Region. The visit to Japanese heritage sites forms a core component of the programme where participants conduct practical work. Participants will be able to understand issues and explore approaches being adopted in the field.
The first workshop of the focusing on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation under the theme “Agricultural Landscapes” was held in September 2016, which was inaugurated with an international symposium at the University of Tsukuba, and with field visits to the Noto Peninsula and the Historical villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama,World Heritage site since 1995. Participants coming from the culture and nature sectors from eleven countries in Asia and the Pacific (Philippines, India, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, China, Turkey, Indonesia) and beyond(Colombia and Ghana) gathered with international and Japanese experts during the workshop.
Theme: Sacred Landscape
Participants of the CBWNCL 2017 will explore the nature-culturelinkages in sacred landscapes and the possibilities of developing comprehensiveapproaches that consider the cultural values of natural areas and the culturalpractices of sacredness as tools for the conservation of cultural and naturalheritage. Using current knowledge that has been developed, sharing the Japaneseexperience and exchanging knowledge among practitioners from the Asia and thePacific region where many natural and cultural landscapes are consideredsacred, recommendations for the conservation of sacred landscapes in thisregion would be suggested.
Travel, accommodation and living expenses
Organizers will cover the cost of accommodation and living expenses for the selected participants and a limited number of scholarships will be available to cover the travel costs.
Deadline: 7thMay 2017
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