- Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
- International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
Ritsumeikan University in collaboration with ICCROM established the International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) of Cultural Heritage in 2006. Since its establishment, we have organized this annual course of the UNESCO Chair Program for 14 years. To date, 152 participants from 62 countries have attended the course. Currently, many of the participants are internationally contributing to the DRM field by utilizing knowledge and skills, which they learned from ITC.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected not only lives but also cultural heritage. Unfortunately, ITC 2020 has also been cancelled because of COVID-19. Therefore we have been implementing alternative projects for this year. We successfully completed the webinar Series on Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities in Post COVID times on 27th June and 4th July 2020.
In our next activity for this year, we invite you to participate in the Workshop on “Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage” meant for our former ITC participants. The workshop aims to showcase good practices on disaster risk management of cultural heritage undertaken by the former participants and discuss the future directions based on the lessons learnt. The presenters for this workshop will be selected through review of submitted applications. An internationally acclaimed jury will select three presenters with awards for best practices in disaster risk management of cultural heritage. All the projects presented during the workshop will be showcased on the websites of R-DMUCH and ICCROM.
We also hope that this workshop will provide feedback for future improvement of ITC and further strengthen the networks among ITC alumni and resource persons.
We are looking forward to your applications and seeing you in the next workshop.
Applications should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 24 August 2020.