The ICCROM programmes CollAsia and First Aid and Resilience in Times of Crisis (FAR) have shared resources to organize this course for professionals working with heritage collections in the Asia-Pacific region – an area greatly affected by climate change-induced extreme weather events.
Twenty participants working with movable heritage will be empowered through the training design, supported by four mentors and eight teachers. The mentors and teachers are drawn from the FAR alumni network and have different professional backgrounds ranging from the culture sector, humanitarian assistance, and disaster risk management.
The course is tailored to diverse institutional contexts and aims to enhance participants’ ability to reduce disaster risk for their respective collections, and develop functional multi-hazard, disaster risk management plans.
The international course, Rethinking Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Collections, is being conducted in three phases:
- Two-week online learning session – a first of its kind remote session held across two weeks in December 2020.
- One-week in-person, hands-on training is tentatively scheduled to take place at the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation Inc, in Manila, Philippines, in June 2021, COVID-19 recommendations permitting.
- Three-month post-training projects – development and implementation of disaster risk management plans and procedures in the participants’ respective institutions with mentoring support.
To learn more about this course, read Rethinking Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Collections