Call for Applications: Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course
UNESCO launches the inaugural Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course for heritage practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region to upskill and reskill core competences
Pressures on cities such as the current pandemic, climate change, economic slowdown, and conflicts mean that approaches to heritage management need to be reinvented. Beyond conservation-related objectives, heritage managers must also mobilize heritage for local development, as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Conducted by UNESCO Bangkok in cooperation with the Think City Institute and the Asian Academy for Heritage Management, this course will upskill and reskill professionals working on heritage management, with a focus on South-East Asia, to meet these new demands. The Course is supported by the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust.
It will cover five core areas of practice defined under UNESCO’s new Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management as follows:
- University of Hong Kong on “Sustainable development”
- National University of Singapore on “Heritage policies, principles, processes and ethics”
- Southeast University on “Applying laws and regulations”
- Deakin University on “Community, rights and knowledge”
- Ahmedabad University on “Heritage education and interpretation”
It offers a combination of self-paced online learning and interactive webinars, followed by a capstone project and finale event.
DURATION: 6 Months (November 2020 – April 2021)
COURSE FEE: 500 USD*
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26 October 2020
*UNESCO Bangkok is offering a limited number of scholarships with priority given to World Heritage site managers from South-East Asia.
Any inquiries, please contact Ms. Injee Kim at UNESCO Bangkok (email@example.com)
Learn more about the UNESCO Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management:
A Video Introduction to Sustainable Development Competences: