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’ network.


12:00 – 13:00 Case studies
– “Cultural Heritage as a Tool for Socio-Economic Development in Palestine” – Issam Juha, Director of Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation, Bethlehem.  
– “Capacity building and strengthening the role of heritage civil society in Georgia” – Manana Tevzadze, Chairperson of Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield 

More speakers soon…

13:00 – 13:30 Keynote 
Patricia Alberth, Head of World Heritage Office, City of Bamberg; Chairperson, International Association of World Heritage Professionals.  

13:30 – 14:00 Discussion and Q&A