Draft agenda

Venue: UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (PROAP)
920 Sukhumvit Road (between soi 40 and 42)
Tel: (66-2) 391-0879 ext.146

Thursday 20 November

8.00-8.30
Registration

8.30
Welcome by Mr Victor Ordoñez, Director of UNESCO PROAP
Introduction of participants

9.00
LEAP-PROJECT STRUCTURE AND OBJECTIVES
Presentation by Mr Richard Engelhardt, UNESCO Regional Advisor
for Culture in Asia and the Pacific:

UNESCO's cultural strategy in Asia and the Pacific
Local Effort and Preservation - review of the UNESCO LEAP-projec 

Experiences from the five LEAP pilot sites:

  • Luang Prabang, Lao PDR by Ms Sounantha Kalaya
  • Hoi An, Vietnam by site representative
  • Lijiang, China by Ms Chen Jiang
  • Vigan, Philippines by Mr Ricardo Favis
  • Kathmandu Valley, Nepal by Mr Bhim Nepal

Problems encountered and solutions sought

Recommendations for future LEAP-activities

12.00-13.00
Lunch

13.00
THE HERITAGE HOME-OWNERS' PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL
The purpose, by Mr Richard Engelhardt

The template, by Mr David Michelmore, Conservation Expert

Adaptability at LEAP-sites:

  • Kathmandu Valley Towns, Nepal by Mr Rohit Ranjitkar
  • Vigan, Philippines by Ms Marjo Gasser
  • Lijiang, China by Ms Chen Jiang
  • Hoi An, Vietnam by site representative

Related activities:

  • Luang Prabang, Lao PDR by Mr Khamphouy Phommavong
  • Contributions by other participants
  • Evaluation
  • Discussion on how to introduce and use the manual in the community - working groups

20.00

Welcome dinner at Richard Engelhardt's house

Friday 21 November
 
8.30

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) IN CULTURAL RESOURCE AND HERITAGE SITE MANAGEMENT

Presentation by Mr Paul Box, GIS-consultant:

  • What is the use of GIS for a site manager?
  • What problems can GIS solve?
  • Hands-on exercises

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00

COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT IN HERITAGE PRESERVATION

The World Heritage Education Kit, by Ms Maria Perers, UNESCO Associate Expert

Tourism as a tool for heritage conservation and job creation in the local community, by Ms Aruna Bagchee, State Government's Directorate of Archaeology, Mumbai, India

Community activities at LEAP and other sites:

  • Vigan, Philippines by Ms Marjo Gasser/Mr Ricardo Favis
  • Hoi An, Vietnam by site representative
  • Luang Prabang, Lao PDR by Mr Singkham Phomalath
  • Lijiang, China by Ms Chen Jiang/site representative
  • Bhaktapur, Nepal by Mr Surya Sangachhe
  • Levuka, Fiji by Ms Kate Vusoniwailala
  • Wat Phu, Lao PDR by Mr Pankhanxay Sikhanxay
  • Elephanta, India by Mr Rajendra Padte
  • Kandy, Sri Lanka by Ms Chandra Ranaraje
  • Xian, China by Mr Dong Wei
  • Hue, Vietnam by site representative
  • Ayutthaya, Thailand by Mr Bovornvej Rungruji/Mr Varopas Vongjaturapat
  • Phuket, Thailand by site representative

Introduction to the excursion to Rattanakosin Island (Old Bangkok)
by Ms Banasopit Mekvichai, Chairperson, Committee of City Planning, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

19.30

Dinner

Saturday 22 November

8.00-16.00

CITY PLANNING:

  • INTEGRATION OF DIFFERENT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL USES IN HISTORIC QUARTERS
  • CONTINUED VITALITY OF HISTORIC URBAN TEMPLATE
  • AUTHENTICITY OF DESIGN, FORM, MATERIALS, SPIRIT AND USE

Bus leaves hotel for excursion to Rattanakosin Island (Old Bangkok) in collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
 
Sunday 23 November

10.00

NETWORKING AMONG SITE MANAGERS

Internet as a tool for sharing of information among heritage site managers, by Mr Paul Box:

  • How the Internet works
  • What is available on the Internet
  • How to access the information on the Internet
  • How to put information on the Internet
  • Practical exercises

Newsletters and other printed means of communication:

  • Discussion on possible regular LEAP newsletter - who will contribute, who will edit, who will read and who will pay?

Conferences, seminars and workshops:

  • What are the site managers' needs?

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00

FUTURE LEAP-ACTIVITIES

Session chaired by Mr Richard Engelhardt:

  • Recommendations
  • Summary and conclusion

17.00

Farewell dinner