Institutional and organizational processes include, but not restricted to, legislative and regulatory measures and monitoring systems aimed at the conservation and management of the tangible and intangible heritage. Traditional and grassroots protection systems should be recognized and reinforced with the same emphasis. Civic engagement tools need to involve a diverse cross section of stakeholders, and empower them to identify key values, develop visions that reflect their diversity, set goals, and agree on actions to safeguard their heritage.
This session aims to provoke an intercultural dialogue on how to improve institutional and organizational processes through formulation and adoption of supporting policies and by learning lessons from the communities. It should also benchmark projects to facilitate mediation and negotiation between groups with conflicting interests.
Leonardo Castriota (Brazil)
Alfredo Conti, Architect, Professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)
Topic: The challenge of integrating new approaches at institutional level. A Latin American perspective
Joe King, Director, Partnership and Communication, ICCROM
Topic: Implementation of the World Heritage Convention: managing a property at the international, national, and local levels
Yara Saifi, Associate Professor of Architecture, Al Quds University (Palestine)
Topic: Inspiring approaches: communities strategies towards managing their cultural heritage in areas of conflicts