A Story of Change 2

Transforming Online Learning into Action for Disaster Risk Management of Heritage Collections

A Story of Change - Transforming Online Learning into Action for Disaster Risk Management of Heritage Collections gathers the outcomes of the International Course on Rethinking Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Collections, which aimed to broaden the scope of planning for disaster risk management (DRM) to manage intricate disaster risk scenarios, in which cascading risks could come together to cause substantial damage to heritage. The course was supported by the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of the Republic of Korea and developed in close collaboration with the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation Inc, Philippines, and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

A Story of Change 2 presents the on-the-ground change achieved by the 16 course participants who implemented their projects in 12 countries. It captures how the participants involved over 23 partners and trained over 400 professionals to reduce disaster risk in their own institutions and beyond. While the afterlives of these projects have yet to reveal the long-term impacts, through their work, these participants have joined the global mission to manage disaster risk and mitigate its impacts on communities and heritage.

This training programme has helped localize the following Sustainable Development Goals: 4 (Quality Education), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).