2nd Caribbean Workshop on Disaster Risks Management, the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) for World Heritage

When :

from Monday 13 May, 2013
to Saturday 18 May, 2013

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Hotel Palacio O´Farrill, Cuba Nº 102, esq. a Chacón, La Habana Vieja, 10100, Havana, Cuba

Contact :

Victor Marin: v.marin@unesco.org and Elsa M Martin: em.martin@unesco.org
The singularity of the second CCBP Workshop on Disaster Risks Management, for World Heritage, will be the overall and inter sectoral approach to the World Heritage Convention in a coordinated strategy among UNESCO sectors to appraise lessons learnt and new challenges on risk prevention and management over the World Heritage sites in the Caribbean. <br /> <br />Heritage Experts in Aruba, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, agencies of civil protection and other participants will consider their experiences on Disaster Risks Management in the increasing challenges of the sub region. Cases studies analyses on the preparation for Heritage risk preparedness and management; adaptation and mitigation on Climate Change and procedures of the United Nations System applied for international cooperation in this field, will be explained. Selected experiences from Media professionals and Teachers will also be shown.<br /><br />Supported by the use of the CCBP training modules, specially CCBP Module3 ¨Risk Preparedness¨, and the ¨Resource Manual Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage¨, edited by the World Heritage Centre, also the ¨Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention¨, participants will increase knowledge for the protection of Heritage as a contribution for sustainable development with the following purposes: <br /><br />1. Train Heritage Experts in the prevention and Management of risks, capable to promote together with associated specialized agencies, the inclusion of Heritage into the overall plans for Risk preparedness established in their countries. <br /><br />2. Associate as much as possible the Management of Disaster Risks for World Heritage with the UN procedures applied for international emergency assistance enhancing also the definitions and the understanding on the procedures established in the World Heritage Convention.<br />