This two-week course is funded and coordinated by the Ritsumeikan University Research Centre for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage (Rits DMUCH) in Kyoto, Japan, and implemented in partnership with ICCROM, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and ICOMOS. The main objective is to provide an overview of the various aspects of disaster risk management for cultural heritage. The course provides interdisciplinary training for professionals to undertake integrated risk assessments, build integrated systems for disaster risk management incorporating disaster preparedness and urban planning, and formulate risk management plans that correspond to already existing regional disaster management plans. It also encourages strengthening the international network for disaster risk management for cultural heritage.
The course is designed for professionals from the cultural heritage field as well as from the disaster risk management field in order to encourage integration of heritage concerns into the larger planning framework for disaster risk management.