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Asia-Pacific Heritage Site Managers' Workshop

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

When
Wednesday, November 19, 1997
12:00 AM
Monday, November 24, 1997
12:00 AM
Where
Bangkok, Thailand