Invitation to present country experience or case study
Heritage Areas or Sites, are cultural and/or natural sites considered to be of outstanding value, selected on the basis of having cultural, historical, and scientific; or some other form of significance. The scope of heritage areas in this workshop expands to include World Heritage Sites, national heritage sites, geoparks and conservation parks/areas, of being unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable piece of special cultural or physical significance (i.e. ancient ruins or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain).
Date: 15 October 2017
Time: 1400 – 1630
Venue: 53rd CCOP Annual Session 2017 in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Cebu, the Philippines
The workshop intends to highlight the inclusivity of three elements: (1) heritage areas of national significance; (2) disasters; and (3) humans, where these geological and/or cultural heritage areas exhibit the relict, processes or vulnerability to geological or climatic disasters within the existing community. Examples include proximity of heritage sites to volcanos, large-scale landslides, earthquakes, tsunami or mega-floods and other potential disasters. The sites could be areas showcasing sustainable utilization, public education, geotourism and ultimately disaster risk reduction (DRR).
- To promote development of heritage sites associated with disaster risks or impacts.
- To share experience on the role of public education for heritage areas in the context of disasters.
- To create awareness on the importance of sustainable development and DRR for local community living in the vicinity of the disaster-prone natural heritage areas.
- Opening & Introductory Remarks (10 minutes)
- Short presentation on (a) General Overview and/or (b) Cases of disasters in heritage areas in their country (12 minutes each, estimate 6 presenters)
- Discussion (45 minutes)
- Closing (5 minutes)
30 – 45 person. The findings of the workshop will be compiled to capture information on the status, development and threats to heritage areas in the region.
More Info: http://www.ccop.or.th/activity/397