On 18-19 November, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITR-AP Shanghai), a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, will hold its annual HeritAP meeting. This fourth edition is focused on the theme “Conserving the Hearts of Asia: Rural Heritage”.

Given the significant role that rural vitalization plays within the globalization process, this meeting provides an essential platform for the international community to discuss and reflect on the contexts, functions, and prospects of rural vitalization.

The 2021 HeritAP Webinar on “Conserving the Hearts of Asia: Rural Heritage will focus on three themes:

  1. Recognition of rural heritage, understanding relevant conventions and programmes and exploring building synergies;

  2. Community empowerment and multiple stakeholders’ involvement;

  3. Linking metropolis and rural areas.

The agenda of the meeting can be found on the dedicated WHITR-AP website (see link below), and participants can apply to register at the following link: https://www.wjx.top/vm/Y1HEYiA.aspx