Opportunities > Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage [online training]
04 Apr 2022

Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage [online training]

Applications are open for an online International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2022, organised in the framework of the UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management.

The course is led by the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, in collaboration with ICCROM.

This year, ITC will focus on the role of traditional knowledge in disaster risk management. Japan is home to a variety of frequently occurring disasters, which can cause wide-ranging damage to its cultural resources. This has resulted in the development of a rich wealth of traditional knowledge that can contribute towards disaster risk management. Various organizations have taken specialized measures which are based on traditional knowledge for mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and post-disaster recovery of cultural heritage. These measures, developed in response to local geographical, climatic, and social characteristics related to the Japanese context as well as from other parts of the world will be introduced to the participants during this interdisciplinary training.

The participants will comprise a maximum of 15 professionals from all parts of the world, working in the fields of cultural heritage conservation and disaster risk management.

The course runs 18 August - 13 October 2022, with two online sessions per week.