On several occasions it has become clear that the core concepts of the World Heritage Convention, such as outstanding universal value, integrity and authenticity are not yet sufficiently understood by Caribbean heritage professionals. As a result of this, the implementation of the Convention is proceeding at a slow rate. This module intends to disseminate the basics of heritage management and conservation and the core principles of the W.H. Convention. That is why this module is considered mandatory.
Methodology through exercises and cases
Practical exercises on:
- how to identify and assess heritage values
- how to put together a World Heritage List and nomination file
will enable participants not only to understand the nomination process but also to acquire a methodology that can be used in many contexts other than world heritage (e.g. elaboration of national heritage inventory, assessment of development and conservation projects etc.)
The analysis of regional case studies, focusing on the key elements of a management plan, will provide participants with a set of guidelines, applicable in crafting any cultural heritage site management plan.