International Workshop and Training on The Role of Natural World Heritage Sites in Disaster Risk Reduction

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UNESCO Category 2 Centre on World Natural Heritage Management & Training for the Asia-Pacific Region at Wildlife Institute of India



24/08/2015 to 28/08/2015


There are 59 Natural and 11 Mixed World Heritage Sites in the AsiaPacific. The proposed thematic training and workshop is intended to provide a platform to site managers and multi-disciplinary experts for training and work out on a possible action plan for disaster preparedness through the medium of World Heritage Sites in the Asia-Pacific Region.  This workshop aims to bring in eminent global experts (from UNISDR, UN-SPIDER, IUCN-DRR, UNESCO, FAO, NDMA, ICIMOD, TISS-JTCDM and IIRS) to discuss, deliberate and train on the mitigation strategies to be adopted for Natural World Heritage sites and Protected Areas in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The objectives of the training are: i) to identify and assess natural and man-made disaster risks at World Heritage properties in the Asia-Pacific Region; ii) to raise awareness about the need to integrate special concern for Natural and Mixed World Heritage properties into national disaster reduction policies and develop an Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction in World Heritage Management plans; iii) carry out training for managers of natural and mixed World Heritage properties in Disaster Risk Reduction and adaptation strategies.

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World Heritage Site managers, policy makers, academicians and members states of UNESCO Asia-Pacific region can participate in the workshop. The intensive training shall be especially targeted towards site managers.


Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Mehu Wala Mafi Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248007

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