Heritage for Development Program
This Program supports the recovery and sustainable management of community cultural heritage by upholding the defense of cultural identity and diversity. It understands heritage as the product of culture in its various manifestations, in regard to both tangible assets (chattels and buildings) as well as intangibles, and documentary and bibliographical assets, and likewise sees heritage as an element of signification of a society which conceives specific technical forms, manners and solutions to attend to the needs required by a group
The strategic goal of the Program is the use of cultural heritage as a generator of sustainable development in the communities which are a depository of that heritage, by supporting actions for the promotion and sustainable development of the cultural heritage
The actions are carried out in view of the various dimensions heritage takes: economic, through the generation of income and employment; institutional, through the decentralization and consolidation of the local administration; and social, with democratic and participative management. These actions always take into account gender mainstreaming and the environment.
On the other hand, the actions are aimed both at improving inhabitability, institutional consolidation, management capacities and income generation as well as protecting cultural identity and diversity, the cultural legacy and collective memory.