Training Workshop for Cultural and Natural Heritage Management: Call for Applicants

5 February 2007

The United-Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is organizing a workshop for cultural and natural heritage management specialists, to be held from 15 to 20 April 2007 in Hiroshima, Japan.

Applicants from Central Asia are encouraged to apply. UNITAR scholarships will cover tuition fees, travel, accommodation and meals. The participants will be selected by an ad hoc committee from actual or potential heritage site managers, natural/cultural conservation specialists and trainers, decision makers and government officials working on World Heritage projects.

Number of places being limited, those wishing to be selected should send their application package as soon as possible and no later than 19 February 2007. Full details and guidelines on how to apply can be found on the website

Specifically, the workshop will:
  • Review the basics of the World Heritage regime, available information, updates and current trends;
  • Elucidate the underlying principles of values-based heritage management, with a particular focus on changes in values over time;
  • Examine leading policies and strategies, identifying best practices and lessons learned;
  • Create long-term management plans for sites, using nomination dossier or periodical reporting formats;
  • Enhance long-term learning and exchange among the participants.
The working language of the workshop is English. Therefore, a good understanding of spoken and written English is mandatory.

Study tours to two World Heritage sites in Hiroshima the A-Bomb Dome and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine will provide additional case studies and learning opportunities.

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