2016 Workshop

 

 UNITAR Series: Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites | 2016 Workshop | World Heritage Nominations: Justification Requirements | 18 - 22 April 2016

SERIES OUTLINE:

The Series, launched in 2003, has thus far comprised twelve annual Workshops held in Hiroshima and one in-country Workshop in India. With over 380 Alumni to date, the Workshops offer a set of innovative approaches to heritage conservation, including:

  • The fusion of cultural and natural heritage management;
  • The recognition of both the tangible and intangible aspects of heritage values;
  • Focused analysis of specific areas of the nomination process.

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2016 WORKSHOP: FOCUS                                            

The 2016 Workshop, entitled World Heritage Basics and Justification for Inscription, will examine the expectations and requirements needed to effectively prepare a comprehensive World Heritage nomination. The workshop will particularly focus on the fundamental need to provide a Justification for Inscription in the World Heritage nomination.  

 

The Justification for Inscription within any nomination document for a World Heritage property must address at least one of the ten criteria outlined in UNESCO’s Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, and focus on why the property is considered to possess “Outstanding Universal Value.” This workshop, utilising a careful focus on the Operational Guidelines, and the UNESCO Preparing World Heritage Nominations resource manual, coupled with interactive lectures, study visits, and real world simulation exercises, will allow for participants to gain knowledge and skills for more effectively developing the justification section in nomination documentation.  

 

2016 WORKSHOP: DATES AND LOCATION

  • The dates for the 2016 Workshop are Monday 18 - Friday 22 April
  • The Workshop will be held in Hiroshima, Japan

2016 WORKSHOP: OBJECTIVES

 

The specific objectives of the 2016 Workshop will be to:

  • Review the key elements of the World Heritage Convention, incorporating updates and current trends;
  • Discuss the main tools available for practitioners within the World Heritage regime;
  • Outline justification requirements within the nomination process;
  • Analyse the principles and objectives of the World Heritage Convention;
  • Compare the criteria utilized within the World Heritage Convention;
  • Describe the Operational Guidelines of the World Heritage Convention;
  • Examine best practices and lessons learned in preparing nominations;
  • Review key elements of the nomination and evaluation processes;
  • Through reality-based practical exercises, outline key concepts and common issues for given sites.

2016 WORKSHOP: METHODOLOGY   

 

INTERACTIVE LECTURES:

Lectures will be delivered by Resource Persons with deep experience and insight of UNITAR, UNESCO, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS, and will include:

  • World Heritage Convention: Principles and Objectives;
  • World Heritage Convention: Operational Guidelines;
  • World Heritage: Main Tools;
  • World Heritage Nomination and Evaluation Processes: From Tentative List to Committee’s Decision;
  • World Heritage Nominations: Format;
  • World Heritage Nominations: Justification;
  • World Heritage Nominations: Tips on Writing and Preparing the File.

STUDY TOURS:

Underscoring the theoretical introductions and analyses presented, Study Tours form an integral part of the training methodologies utilised by UNITAR. Visits will be made to the World Heritage Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) and its attendant museums, as well as to the World Heritage Itsukushima Shinto Shrine.

 

PRACTICAL EXERCISE:

Key to the facilitation of learning at the Workshop is a major Practical Exercise whereby participants work in small groups to analyse real world Case Studies and apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the Workshop.

 

2016 WORKSHOP: CASE STUDY

Each participant is required to submit a one page (maximum) Case Study describing a heritage site with which they have experience.

 

Please note:

  • These Case Studies will be distributed to all faculty, as well as being incorporated into the Workshop literature; please ensure this document does not exceed the maximum page limit.
  • Please submit this document in Word format to berin.mckenzie@unitar.org.
  • Please ensure all documents are saved with the following name format: WHS16-country-familyname-document, e.g.: WHS16-newzealand-smith-casestudy.
  • Some selected Case Studies may be used at the Workshop. In such cases, the participant who submitted the Case Study will act as a ‘data provider’ to the team.

The Case Study must contain, at a minimum, the following sections, under the same headings (the percentages indicate relative importance of each section):

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE AND CORRESPONDING DATA ON THAT SITE (40%)

  • This should include the description/definition of the spatial area. The Site should preferably be a site included on a national tentative list, or not listed at all but a site that the applicant believes to have “Outstanding Universal Value”. Sites already included on the World Heritage List can also be considered. Please identify the values of the Site.

DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND PROBLEMS OBSERVED (40%)

  • This should contain a description of the existing management system (international, national, local, indigenous, etc.). Please analyse whether or not the existing system and overall trends protect and promote the values of the Site and avoid (potential) threats to the Site’s values.

SUGGESTION FOR A PROJECT (20%)

  • The Case Study should suggest one or more discussion topics or projects in order to tackle the problems or threats to the Site. Only if the Case Study is selected will topics or project proposals be discussed and elaborated in plenary or by working teams; therefore the Case Study does not need to contain a full project document and maps or data do not need to not be presented at this stage.

2016 WORKSHOP: PARTICIPATION COSTS

The USD 1300 participation fee covers all accommodation, tuition, material, study-tour and breakfast costs for the duration of the programme (Check-in: Sunday 17 April, Check Out: Friday 22 April)

  • Please note:
    • All travel costs to and from Hiroshima are the responsibility of the participant and/or their organisation.
    • All lunch and dinner costs are the responsibility of the participant and/or their organisation.
    • There are no scholarships available for this Workshop.

2016 WORKSHOP: REGISTRATION PROCESS

Interested individuals and organisations are required to complete a Registration Form at the following address:

Please note that the deadline for registration is: Monday 7 March 2016.

 

If you have any questions regarding the modalities of the workshop at any time, please do not hesitate to make contact with myself, Berin McKenzie (Mr.), Specialist at UNITAR atberin.mckenzie@unitar.org.

 

Kind regards,

 

The UNITAR Hiroshima Office

 

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