Planning around the World Heritage Properties: Proactive Planning and Impact Assessments
Webinar for the World Heritage Managers

8 July 2021

UNESCO Office in Almaty organizes a series of online capacity-building webinars for individuals and organisations responsible for the management of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus. During the second webinar, the representatives of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) talked about the planning activities and works around the World Heritage Properties.

This series is designed in cooperation with and participation of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN). Employees of all organisations involved in the management of the World Heritage sites, as well as interested representatives of authorized state bodies, research organisations, NGOs and civil society, are invited to participate in these webinars. The webinars will be held in the online format in English and Russian languages with simultaneous translation, covering a variety of topics that are relevant to the challenges faced by the region.

Planning around the World Heritage Properties: Proactive Planning and Impact Assessments.

5 July 2021.

Prof Richard Mackay (ICOMOS) Cultural Heritage Expert and ICOMOS World Heritage Adviser, Member of the International Council of Monuments and Sites and Convenor of the 2st ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2023, former Chair of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee. ICOMOS Focal Point for the World Heritage Leadership Program Heritage Impact Assessment Guidance project;
Ms Sarah Court (ICCROM) Focal Point for Impact Assessment within ICCROM/IUCNs World Heritage Leadership programme, which includes revising the Guidance for Impact Assessment in a World Heritage Context. She is also part of a team that has carried out impact assessments for heritage in Italy, Sri Lanka, the UK and Norway;
Mr Boris Erg (IUCN) Director of the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has more than 20 years of experience in nature conservation and natural resources management, during which he worked with international organizations, national and local authorities, civil society, academia, donors and businesses. Boris is a trained expert in environmental management with core expertise in nature policy, protected and conserved areas, and nature-based solutions. He has actively contributed to various strategic planning processes as various levels. Boris is an active member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas where he serves on the Executive Committee of the Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group. Throughout his career, he has promoted the concepts of equitable governance of natural resources as a response to growing societal and environmental challenges;
Ms Mizuki Murai (IUCN) Conservation Officer leading the monitoring of the state of conservation of natural and mixed World Heritage sites in Asia, East and Southern Africa, and North America. She is also the thematic lead in the Programme on impact assessments.

Previous Webinars:
World Heritage Convention: Basic Principles, Obligations of the States Parties for Conservation, Management and Monitoring Mechanism World Heritage and Sustainable Development (2021.07.01)

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