World Heritage Risk Preparedness workshop for African countries
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The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, is organising an Anglophone risk preparedness workshop for cultural heritage site managers, community members, and related professionals from all African countries, which will take place from 6 to 18 May 2013 at the Great Zimbabwe National Monument World Heritage Site.
Cultural heritage properties are increasingly being exposed to a variety of threats, and there is lack of capacity in dealing with risk, both as a threat to heritage properties at site-level and regional-level. This training workshop will be site specific, aiming at enhancing the knowledge and building capacity of heritage practitioners, disaster risk professionals and communities on risk preparedness and the mechanisms for protecting, conserving and managing cultural World heritage properties.