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February 20, 2021, 08:00–10:00 UTC (19:00 Sydeny tome zone, 9:00 CET) on ZOOM
This webinar will examine the impact of crises (the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, climate disasters, etc.) on World Heritage sites. What are best practices for responding to crisis? (or What are best approaches for addressing crisis?) How could sustainable tourism development strengthen heritage and community resilience?
The discussion will focus on the impact of crisis on tourism, conservation and communities. What is the relationship between tourism and conservation? What are the measures to respond to or act toward these impacts? What are the lessons learned and how can we share these lessons for the benefit of other World Heritage Sites?
The session moderator will facilitate the discussion for 50 minutes. The last 10 minutes will be reserved for any outstanding questions from the audience.
PANELLISTS: Dr John Merson, Executive Director of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute, Australia; John Zulu, Site Manager, Victoria Falls World Heritage Site, Livingstone; Seleni Matus, Executive Director, International Institute of Tourism Studies, The George Washington University; Prof. Erasmus Owusu, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, University of Ghana.
Information: haifaa[a]worldheritage4all.org and naadedei.tagoe[a]gmail.com