UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management

 (Kyoto - Japan) 
From 05-11-2007   to   17-11-2007

    The 2007 International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage includes field trips, lectures, group work, discussions and practical demonstrations at the World Heritage sites in Kyoto.

    Ritsumeikan University Research Centre for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage (Rits-DMUCH) also provides various kinds of academic support to the participants to develop risk management plans for cultural heritage in their own countries.

    The main objective of the course is to provide the 10-15 participants with an overview of various facets of disaster risk management of cultural heritage. More specifically, the course provides interdisciplinary training for professionals in order to:

    • undertake an integrated risk assessment to analyze the vulnerability of cultural heritage to physical, socioeconomic and political risks;
    • build integrated system for disaster risk management of cultural heritage, incorporating disaster preparedness and urban planning;
    • formulate risk management plans for cultural heritage that correspond to the regional disaster mitigation plan; and
    • establish an international scientific network system for risk management of cultural heritage.

    The course is organized in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS and the relevant institutions of the government of Japan.

    • Start date - Local time:   05- 11- 2007
    • End date - Local time:  17- 11- 2007
    • Event Location  :  Kyoto, Japan
    • Country  :  Japan