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:
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
2016 WORKSHOP: OBJECTIVES
The specific objectives of the 2016 Workshop will be to:
2016 WORKSHOP: METHODOLOGY
Lectures will be delivered by Resource Persons with deep experience and insight of UNITAR, UNESCO, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS, and will include:
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.
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.
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%)
DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND PROBLEMS OBSERVED (40%)
SUGGESTION FOR A PROJECT (20%)
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
5F, 5-44 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan