12 Apr 2018

1st UNESCO National Capacity Building Workshop for Cultural World Heritage in China

UNESCO will co-organise the first capacity building workshop for cultural world heritage in China from 23-27 April 2018. This five-day capacity building workshop to be held at the Old Town of Lijiang World Heritage site is the first of a series to be co-organized by UNESCO Beijing Office and the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage (CACH) under the three-year national capacity building activity for cultural World Heritage in China.

Bringing together 30 key managerial staff from the 14 most visited cultural World Heritage sites in China, the workshop aims to enhance the site management and monitoring capacity to achieve a balance between conservation and development. Based on the serial training workshops and research, a training materials package together with a mobile application are expected to be formulated to benefit the World Heritage community in China and globally.

The overall expected output of this three-year capacity building activity is a best practice manual for the conservation and management of cultural World Heritage that can facilitate the replication and adaptation of this capacity building activity within and beyond China.

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