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Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery Post-conflict and post-disaster reconstruction became an increasingly important issue after the destruction of cultural heritage sites in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Nepal, Syria, and Yemen. ... 2022-08-25
Balancing development and conservation in Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire) Historic Town of Grand-Bassam Côte d'Ivoire The inscription of the Historic Town of Grand-Bassam on the World Heritage List has provided new opportunities to promote sustainable development in the city. From the creation of a local World Heritage management ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
Cash for work: promoting local employment through heritage conservation in historic cities (Yemen) Historic Town of Zabid
Old City of Sana'a
Old Walled City of Shibam
Yemen In the context of long-standing conflict, a cash-for-work scheme provides young people with employment opportunities while contributing to the conservation of urban heritage in four historic cities. Gender Equality
Peace & Security
Prosperity & Livelihood
Conservation as a driver for development: the case of Vigan (Philippines) Historic City of Vigan Philippines Along with the nomination process of the Historic City of Vigan as a World Heritage site in 1999, the local government developed an ambitious conservation and management plan for the site. By implementing this ... Prosperity & Livelihood 2023-02-16
Cultural entrepreneurship in Cidade Velha, Ribeira Grande (Cabo Verde) Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande Cabo Verde A wide-ranging programme aims to build capacity amongst local residents to understand the potentials offered by cultural heritage, by supporting and enhancing local cultural entrepreneurship. The initiative includes ... Gender Equality
Prosperity & Livelihood