A wide lens for collecting site-specific heritage-based damage and risk data, this damage and risk assessment step helps identify and prioritise actions, estimate the funds, resources and supplies needed, as well as enhance preparedness by mitigating immediate risks. ICCROM’s First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR) Programme specialises in this methodology and is experienced in helping governments and cultural institutions to define priorities, estimate costs and recommend risk-informed interventions in the aftermath of large-scale emergencies.

Damage and Risk Assessment, whether conducted remotely or on-site, is integral to efficient emergency response for the protection of cultural heritage. This webinar will focus on our newly developed web and mobile-based app, which has facilitated step-by-step rapidly implemented post-event damage and risk assessments in Ukraine, Philippines, Pakistan and Ecuador on-the-ground.

The programme has trained on-the-ground teams to carry out a systematic on-site damage and risk assessment for all types of heritage, which is enabled by this mobile and web-based application. Hosted on a secure server, the multi-lingual app has customized damage and risk assessment forms for movable, immovable and intangible heritage and can be used both online and offline.

This panel discussion will bring together multiple stakeholders from the heritage protection, humanitarian aid, emergency response and disaster management sector, where concrete experiences with this methodology will be discussed. Through this session, we aim to highlight the importance of post-event damage and risk assessment and why it is among one the first steps to secure endangered heritage following an emergency. Users who have helped us field-test ICCROM-FAR’s app will also share their experiences on-the-ground.


  • Jui Ambani, ICCROM
  • Ines Nauwelaers, ICCROM


  • Aparna Tandon, Senior Programme Leader, First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis | Sustaining Digital Heritage, ICCROM
  • Rand Eppich, Project Specialist in Cultural Heritage and Conservation Architecture
  • Ali Asgary, Director of CIFAL York
  • Ihor Poshyvailo, General Director of Maidan Museum 
  • Juan Diego Badillo, ICCROM Council Member, Architect, National Institute of Cultural Heritage (INPC) – Ecuador

ILS 15 June

Join us on 15 June 2023. Registration is mandatory and FREE.