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April 14, 2017 - April 19, 2017
Organised by: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies (JTSDS), TISS, Mumbai, UNESCO Category 2 Centre on World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia and the Pacific Region at Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Delhi
The frequency of disasters and their consequent impact to Learner Objectives for DRR and Natural Heritage Learner Objectives for DRR and Cultural Heritage lives, property and livelihoods has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years (UNISDR 2009). A rapidly urbanizing world, increasing population, climate-change etc. has increased the vulnerability of nations, especially developing countries such as India.
When World Heritage properties, as with all heritage properties, are exposed to disasters, their integrity is threatened and their values may be compromised. The loss or deterioration of these Outstanding Universal Values (OUVs) would negatively impact local and national communities, both for their cultural importance as a source of information on the past and a symbol of identity, and for their socio-economic as well as ecological values. Existing national and local disaster preparedness and response mechanisms usually do not include heritage expertise in their operations. As a result, hundreds of sites are virtually defenseless with respect to potential disasters. Protection of heritage sites in the event of natural disasters, conflicts and accidents requires urgent attention of the disaster management community, environmentalists, archeologists and policy makers responsible for protection of people and properties. Sincerisks related to disasters within heritage sites are a function of their vulerability to different potential hazards each site requires contexts specific DRR plans.
The training workshop of 6 days in all and will include lectures and site visits. It distinguishes between natural and cultural heritage, both of which require distinct approaches. It brings experts from both these areas who would highlight the current situation, the potential threats and consequences and also help identify the way ahead in terms of appropriate frameworks, existing practices and protocols, policies required to enhance sensitivity of the many actors involved in creating robust DRR strategies for heritage sites.
Three days - 14th, 15th and 16th April 2017 will provide training on DRR and Natural heritage sites while 17th, 18th and 19th April, 2017 would focus on DRR and Cultural heritage sites.
Learner Objectives for DRR and Natural Heritage
Learner Objectives for DRR and Cultural Heritage
Who should participate?
This course requires basic understanding of disaster risk reduction, the idea of heritage sites and governance in India. It is meant for site managers, policy makers, those interested in disaster management with some experience (job or fieldwork). Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of English are essential.
Maximum capacity: 35 participants
Course fees: is towards course material, organization of field visits and resources. Pl note that it does not cover accommodation in Mumbai.
The course fees: Rs. 10,000 for 6 days (Rs. 6000 for 3 days)
TISS DM Students: Rs.6000 for 6 days (Rs. 4000 for 3 days)
Course Content: April 14th to 16th, 2017
Course Content: April 17th to 19th, 2017
Last Date to apply: April 10th, 2017
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