The Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (CH4IG) – UK-Southeast Asia Collaboration wrapped up with a two-day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, from 27 to 28 February 2023.
CH4IG partners ICCROM, British Council, SEAMEO SPAFA, English Heritage, Turquoise Mountain and KMITL came together to reflect on the project’s outcomes and impacts of its three thematic workshops, which focused on community engagement, conservation practices and sustainability.
The project partners also visited the local Luenrit Community, one of the 16 CH4IG case studies presented at the workshops in December 2022 and January 2023.
The gathering concluded with discussions about how to continue developing and managing cultural heritage for inclusive growth, including the future direction of the CH4IG project.
The planned follow-up phase of CH4IG takes into consideration the outcomes, lessons learned and needs that emerged during the first phase. Also envisaged is a new, practical resource to support approaches in the notion of cultural heritage for inclusive growth.
Heritage can be instrumental in enhancing social inclusion, developing intercultural dialogue and shaping the identity of a territory. Developed in partnership with institutional partners in Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom, the Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (CH4IG) project aims to pioneer new ways for communities to actively share and protect their heritage while creating inclusive and sustainable growth.