NEWSLETTER FEB 2021

In this newsletter we would like to inform you about recent and future activities of the OurWorldHeritage (OWH) initiative. Thank you for subscribing!

LOOKING BACK

#2021debate theme: Transformational Impacts of Information Technology, January 9, 2021

2021 STARTED OFF ON EXACTLY THE RIGHT FOOT WITH THE ‘INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY #GLOBINAR’

If you missed any of our events, the recordings of the Plenary sessions will be made available soon on OurWorldHeritage’s YouTube channel and Information Technology’s Facebook page. News on this will be posted on our Globinar webpage.

In the framework of the thematic 2021 debates, team Transformational Impacts of Information Technology developed a successful GLOBINAR to kick off the policy debates! This record-breaking event was carried out on January 9, 2021 throughout different time zones, 3 sessions and a Closing Ceremony focused on Emerging Professionals Taking the Lead.The event carried out in 3 different platforms had 900 registrants from 91 countries and 6 continents.   The sessions included 125 speakers & panellists, 12 anchors, 29 moderators, 25 techies and 21 rapporteurs. Thanks to the fruitful discussions, the policy committee will focus now on a preliminary draft of Policy Principles & Guidelines.

#2021DEBATE, A YEAR OF DISCUSSION:
FEBRUARY = TOURISM AND ITS IMPACT ON CONSERVATION

Throughout the year of 2021 a series of 12 monthly Thematic Debates will be organised to address the critical issues of World Heritage conservation and management.Tourism is often perceived as a threat to conservation of World Heritage. In fact, tourism is a platform and a vehicle for presenting heritage to the public, conserving it and guaranteeing its economic and social viability. Hence, tourism is in most cases a balancing mechanism that keeps and protects the heritage itself.

Please find more information on the global program of team  Tourism below.

PLANNED EVENTS

#2021debate theme: Tourism and its impact on conservation
TOURISM & HERITAGE FOR DEVELOPMENT:
19 EVENTS+

Please join us in February with our focus on Tourism & Heritage for Local Development. Team Tourism launches an exciting series of webinars throughout the month of February, starting with a Series of events on February 1, 8 and 15 at 14:00 CET presenting draft policy recommendations submitted from across the world, to debate on many relevant topics. 

Presentation and debate on draft policy recommendations on the contribution of tourism for heritage conservation and heritage-based development.Some 100 draft recommendations for various target groups (national and local governments; UN organisations/agencies, World Heritage Committee, UNESCO, Advisory Bodies (ICOMOS, IUCN; ICCROM), NGOs, local inhabitant associations, universities/research institutes, tourism industry etc), have been gathered from around the world through the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network on Tourism, Heritage and Development, which called for policy recommendations on how tourism and heritage conservation can contribute to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

These draft recommendations will be presented and discussed in three 2-hour webinars programmed.

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND!

You will receive the zoom link 24 hours ahead of the event!

EVENT CALENDAR OF #2021DEBATE: TOURISM

(Details are in the links)

Tue. February 2, 14:00-16:00 (CET) / 18:30-20:30 (India time)
Heritage Tourism and Locality in India: respecting diversity (PART 1- Hampi)

Mon. February 8, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
Tourism in World Heritage Sites: Better Synergies – PART 2

Tue. February 9, 14:00-16:00 (CET) / 18:30-20:30 (India time)
Heritage Tourism and Locality in India: respecting diversity (PART 2 – Nizamuddin)

Wed. February 10, 15:00-17:00 (CET)
Cooperation for Heritage Tourism of the Mediterranean: addressing capacity-building needs

Thu. February 11, 14:00-17:00 (CET)
World Heritage & Grand Sites in France: Focus on Governance

Fri. February 12, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
Planning for Heritage Tourism Infrastructure: World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan

Mon. February 15, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
Tourism in World Heritage Sites: Better Synergies – PART 3

Tue. February 16, 14:00-16:00 (CET) / 18:30-20:30 (India time)
Heritage Tourism and Locality in India: respecting diversity (PART 3 – Kochi)

Fri. February 19, 15:00-17:00 (CET)
Cooperation between conservation and consumption: inclusion of the tourism industry in heritage conservation

Fri. February 19, 16:00-18:00 (CET) / 10:00-12:00 (Quebec time)
World Heritage Natural and Cultural Sites of Quebec, Canada: enhancing attractiveness for conservation and development

Sat. February 20, 12:00-14:00 (CET) / 16:30-18:30 (India time)
Tourism Strategies for World Heritage Sites in India: Tangible, Intangible Heritage & Creativity

Sun. February 21, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
Contribution of Living Heritage Tourism to the SDGs: Case of New Gourna/ Luxor (Egypt)

Mon. February 22, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
Tourism observation: how big data can help to best monitoring tourism on World Heritage Sites

Tue. February 23, 09:00 – 13:00 (GTM) / 10:00 – 14:00 (CET)
Tourism, Heritage, and Local Development in West Africa

Tue. February 23, 16:00-18:00 (CET)
Tourism and World Heritage in Latin America: what benefit for the local communities?

Wed. February 24, 10:00-12:00 (CET)
Integrated Urban and Territorial Planning for Heritage, Tourism and Local Development: Cooperation between China and France

Thu. February 25, 19:00-20:00 (CET)
ESACH Talks on Sustainable Tourism

Fri. February 26, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
Tourism and Heritage for Sustainability

Please keep an eye out for details on the events, which will be posted here
REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND!

#2021debate theme: Transformational Impacts of Information Technology

WEBINAR #MOVINGFORWARD: ‘INNOVATIVE TOOLS & UNTOLD STORIES IN OURWORLDHERITAGE’
FEBRUARY 6, 2021

Join Team Information Technology for a 2-hour webinar on Moving Forward: Innovative Tools & Untold Stories in OurWorldHeritage.

We will hear from our industry partners during the February event, announce the Global Competition’s shortlist, and follow up on the next steps regarding recommendations for the larger OurWorldHeritage Initiative. We have two session options for your convenience, each session will include: 1-Policy Presentation & Conversation: emerging trends, themes, and highlights from the Globinar, along with a discussion of session outputs. 2-Industry Showcase: Hear from our industry partners about the latest technology in World Heritage monitoring and storytelling. 3-Shortlist announced for the Global Competition!

SESSION 1, FEBRUARY 6:

09:00 Dubai (GMT+4) / 14:00 Seoul (GMT+9)

SESSION 2, FEBRUARY 6: 
09:00 Ottawa (GMT-5) / 14:00 PM London (GMT)

Attend one or both sessions:
REGISTER HERE

PARTICIPATE: CALLS AND COMPETITIONS

#2021debate theme: Sustainability


‘HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’
CALL FOR CASE STUDIES


DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2021

The thematic debate on Sustainability will take place in July 2021.
Sustainability Thematic Debate Team invites heritage management bodies, NGOs, local community representatives (incl. traditional authorities and Indigenous community groups), universities and experts to submit case studies illustrating the relationship of heritage and sustainable development.We will select and discuss, with an international group of eminent experts from academia and practice, 60 case studies representatives of all world regions and typologies of World Heritage Sites (including sites on the Tentative List), which exemplify good practices, challenges and opportunities in the sustainable management of heritage sites.

We invite you to become our partners in exploring the dimensions of sustainability in World Heritage – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Governance – and creating policy recommendations to improve the Sustainability of World Heritage, on the occasion of the 50th year of the World Heritage Convention.
More information here

Download the details of the call in the following languages:
English – Française – Português – Español

#2021debate theme: Diversities and Genders
‘FOR A NEW APPROACH TO WORLD HERITAGE’
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2021

The thematic debate: Diversity and Genders will take place in March 2021. This call for action aims to challenge the existing situation by presenting different narratives. We are seeking writers, researchers, curators, artists, and activists.
Languages accepted for submission are: Arabic – Dutch – English – French – German – Hindi – Italian – Portuguese – Spanish – Tamazight – Yoruba
The winners will each receive an award of £400More information here

Download the details of the call in the following languages:
Arabic – Dutch – English – Français – German – Italiano – Español – Yoruba

#2021debate theme: Transformational Impacts of Information Technology
‘CALL FOR LETTERS OF INTENTION’
GLOBAL COMPETITION
DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2021

Team Information Technology is launching a global competition to highlight the transformational uses of technology that increase community engagement in the monitoring, interpretation, and presentation of World Heritage Sites.The competition is open to teams of community members, site custodians, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and industry partners. A summary, no more than 2500 characters, should be uploaded into the letter of intention submission form.

A select group of finalists will be invited to move into the second round of the competition on February6, 2021 and winners will be announced on April 10, 2021.

Submit your Letter of Intention by 
January 29, 2021 at 23:59 CET!

OurWorldHeritage TALKS #1

Here we are at the beginning of a brand-new year. 2021 brings a new section of our Newsletter. We want to put ourselves on the map and let you know who we are through a series of interviews with people closely working on the OWH initiative.  Every month we will present a feature of paired profiles aimed at transmitting knowledge and the opportunity to grow in the field of World Heritage. In this first OWH TALKS, get to know Michael Turner and Nimmy Namrata. 

JOIN OUR NETWORK

You can join our network through filling out this online form. If you have ideas that go beyond the options presented in the form, you can always send us an email. 

OWH SOCIAL MEDIA LANGUAGES

OurWorldHeritage is an open initiative of concerned citizens and organizations. We are maintaining Social Media channels in 10 languages to connect to people all over the world. All of are events are advertised here. We would appreciate if you would share this email with local networks!

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हिन्दी भाषा: Instagram – Facebook – Twitter
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IDIOMA PORTUGUÊS:Instagram – Facebook – Twitter
РУССКИЙ ЯЗЫК:Instagram – Facebook – Twitter
IDIOMA ESPAÑOL:Instagram – Facebook – Twitter
LUGHA YA KISWAHILI:Instagram – Facebook – Twitter
TÜRKÇE: Instagram – Facebook

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