In recent years, it has been noted that increasing numbers of World Heritage properties are facing pressure from various forms of large-scale development and other significant changes that affect Outstanding Universal Value. The World Heritage Committee has seen the impacts of these factors in considerable numbers of State of Conservation Reports and have been requesting impact assessments to inform decision making for many years. As part of their complementary mandates to build capacities of State Parties to the World Heritage Convention, WHITRAP Shanghai together with ICCROM, has organized training courses on Heritage Impact Assessment since 2012.
The 2020 Training Course on Impact Assessments for World Heritage will introduce the updated Guidance on Impact Assessment for World Heritage, which has been prepared by the three Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention, ICOMOS, ICCROM and IUCN, in partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Therefore, the course will explore how Impact Assessment can be applied to both natural and cultural World Heritage. With the support of the Government of Japan, practical experience will be gained and lessons will be shared during the field assessment of the World Heritage Site of Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region.
The training is designed for a maximum of 20 participants. Priority is given to:
A certificate of attendance given by the ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership Programme and WHITRAP will be awarded to participants who satisfactorily complete the course.
The cost of stay in Japan and travel from your country of residence to Japan and return will be the responsibility of the participants. WHITRAP will offer a limited number of scholarships to selected candidates from the State Parties in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Alternatively, a 500-word report on the expectation and benefits of participating in the training.
Please send all application documents with the subject of “2020 IAWH application” by email. All correspondence concerning the above course should be addressed in English to:
Contact: Ms. Hong LI, World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Centre
Tel: +86 21 65987687 ext. 8010