12-06 BETWEEN POLITICS; MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITIES: experiences from the field

Monday, DEC 6, 2021
12:00 – 14:00 UTC


The webinar is led by heritage practitioners who share their first-hand experience in working with the communities. The cases presented focus in greater detail on the role of the heritage civil society and wider heritage community in the heritage preservation and awareness raising projects. By exploring the realms of heritage politics, governance and decision-making processes, it will discuss how different types of knowledge and expertise can be integrated and utilized in practice. Co-hosted by the International Association of World Heritage Professionals, two of its members present their work at the Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation in Bethlehem and Blue Shield Georgia. The webinar also counts with the collaboration of the Cultural Emergency Response from Prince Claus Funds and its network. Learn about the current and recent challenges and successes in strengthening cultural heritage community and its efforts for better protection and management of cultural heritage sites and values.


12:00 – 13:00 UTC, Case studies

13:00 – 13:30 UTC, Keynote speech

13:30 – 14:00 UTC, Discussion and Q&A

MODERATOR: Sinan Cana, Research Assistant at Nişantaşı University Istanbul 

Patricia Alberth, Head of World Heritage Office, City of Bamberg; Chairperson, International Association of World Heritage Professionals.   

Issam Juha
Director of Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation. 
Title of presentation: Cultural Heritage as a Tool for Socio-Economic Development in Palestine. 

Vanessa Fraga Prol, Manager of the Cultural Emergency Response Program at the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, & Khan Agha Dawoodzai, Executive Director of Bureau for Rights Based Development (BRD). 
Title of presentation: Supporting the civil society in cultural emergency response initiatives. 

Manana Tevzadze, Chairperson of Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield.  
Title of presentation: Capacity building and strengthening the role of heritage civil society in Georgia. 

Tharanga Liyana Arachchi, Project Officer from Galle Heritage Foundation. 
Title of presentation: Experience in community participatory heritage management in Living world Heritage Galle, Sri Lanka.