The congress is directed towards mayors, councilpersons, community development directors, culture and tourism officials, regional councillors, and public service professionals interested in protecting heritage and sustainable development.
Jorge Sequeira, the director of OREALC/UNESCO Santiago, who is to speak at the event, stated that the congress’s importance stems from the fact that “it is generally thought that sustainable development has three components: environment, society, and economy. The wellbeing of these three components is interlinked, and not independent. The sustainability paradigm rejects the assertion that environmental and social harm is an inevitable and acceptable consequence of economic development.”
The AChM’s support comes in addition to backing from the Easter Island Municipal Government and from Colombia Líder, a Colombian public-private organization that monitors sector-based and social actions, honouring and raising the profile of good management by local government figures.