The people

OURWORLDHERITAGE is an open, strategic initiative of concerned citizens and organizations from across the globe who believe in the need to strengthen the protection of World Heritage as a common resource. If we fail to conserve these exceptional sites, we fail protect our planet.

.

George Abungu

George Abungu

Archaeologist and former Director-General, National Museums of Kenya (Kenya)
Alonzo Addison

Alonzo Addison

Digital Heritage specialist, Architect, Professor, and former UNESCO Director (USA)
Mônica Bahia Schlee

Mônica Bahia Schlee

Architect and urban planner, Rio de Janeiro City Hall and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Francesco Bandarin

Francesco Bandarin

Former Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and former UNESCO Asst. Director General for Culture (France)
Ivan Blokov

Ivan Blokov

Program, Research and Expertise Director, Greenpeace (Russia)
Umberto Bonomo

Umberto Bonomo

Architect, Asst. Professor, Catholic University of Santiago; Director of the UC Cultural Heritage Center (Italy, Chile)
Christina Cameron

Christina Cameron

Former Heritage Director, Parks Canada and former President of the World Heritage Committee, 1990 and 2008 (Canada)
Yonca Erkan

Yonca Erkan

Professor of Heritage Management and UNESCO Chair in Management and Promotion of World Heritage Sites, Kadir Has University (Turkey)
Giovanni Fontana Antonelli

Giovanni Fontana Antonelli

Architect, Executive Director and Co-founder, Archi.Media Trust (Italy)
Maaike Goedkoop

Maaike Goedkoop

Urban planner, Development and Cultural Heritage specialist (Netherlands, Switzerland)
Anna Kirilenko

Anna Kirilenko

Executive Director of the Ecological Movement BIOM (Kirgiz Republic)
Cyril Kormos

Cyril Kormos

Founder and Executive Director, Wild Heritage (USA)
Kuanghan Li

Kuanghan Li

Director of Programs, Global Heritage Fund; and Assistant Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Institute for Training and Research (China)
Jean-Louis Luxen

Jean-Louis Luxen

Professor, University of Louvain; former Secretary General, ICOMOS; and General Administrator of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs of Belgium (Belgium)
Alec Marr

Alec Marr

World Heritage strategist and lobbyist (Australia)
Sibongile Masuku

Sibongile Masuku

Environmental and heritage specialist, and Lecturer, Heritage Studies, Sol Plaatje University (South Africa)
Lynn Meskell

Lynn Meskell

Archaeologist, and Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and A.D. White Professor-at-large, Cornell University (USA)
Dawson Munjeri

Dawson Munjeri

Professor, University of Great Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
Nimmy Namrata

Nimmy Namrata

Architect and Conservation specialist (India and Singapore)
Fernando Perez Oyarzun

Fernando Perez Oyarzun

Architect and Professor, Catholic University of Santiago (Chile)
Andrey Petrov

Andrey Petrov

Geographer and Coordinator, World Heritage Campaigns of Greenpeace (Russia)
Daniele Pini

Daniele Pini

Professor of Urban Conservation, University of Ferrara, and Consultant in urban conservation (Italy)
Anna-Paola Pola

Anna-Paola Pola

Architect and planner, Director urban planning and Research fellow at WHITRAP Shanghai (Italy, China)
Dennis Rodwell

Dennis Rodwell

Specialist, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development (United Kingdom)
Maria Eugenia Siguencia Avila

Maria Eugenia Siguencia Avila

Asst. Professor, School of Architecture of Cuenca and Coordinator, ElucidareE H2020 (Ecuador)
Jad Tabet

Jad Tabet

President of the Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architects; and President of the Arab Union of Architects (Lebanon)
Imrana Tiwana

Imrana Tiwana

General Secretary of the Lahore Conservation Society (Pakistan)
Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Architect and planner; Professor and UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Israel)
Minja Yang

Minja Yang

President and Professor Emeritus, R. Lemaire Int’l Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven and former Director, UNESCO New Delhi Office (Belgium)
Ege Yildirim

Ege Yildirim

Urban Planner and Heritage management specialist; ICOMOS Focal Point for the UN SDGs 2016-20 (Turkey)