07-22 SESSION 11: ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE MODELS FOR WH

The Policy Document for the Integration of a Sustainable Development Perspective into the Processes of the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO 2015) integrates the role of culture as an enabler of sustainable development across the SDGs. Since 2015, this policy seeks to contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of World Heritage.
Furthermore, it demonstrates the relevance of heritage in the achievement of the SDGs, through the inclusion of the dimensions of Sustainable Development: Environmental Sustainability, Inclusive Social Development, Inclusive Economic Development, and Fostering Peace and Security.
At OWH- Sustainability, we are conducting a participatory policy monitoring process with a case studies approach. The analysis has been based on the mentioned Policy Document, with additional sustainability criteria on tourism impact, urban growth pressure, integral ecosystems, enculturation, intangible heritage, endogenous development, income distribution, governance principles, cooperation, innovation, adaptability, and functionality, among others.  
The aim of this session is to present a collection of alternative models and good practices on social inclusion and governance models identified in the case studies, in order to identify and promote sustainability strategies in the conservation and enhancement of heritage. 

ORGANIZERS
Pamela Duran and María Virginia Avila (Members of the OWH Sustainability Debate Team)

MODERATOR
Pamela Durán Díaz (Technical University of Munich / Convener FLACAM and Member of the OWH Sustainability Debate Team)

PROGRAM
Case studies presentations on specific alternative models (10 min each)

  • The Reconciliation Action Plan of the Sydney Opera House (Australia) – Todd Phillips (on behalf of Alida Eisermann)
  • WH Visitor Centre’s Gaming Technologies and the Gardening Preservation of the Town of Bamberg (Germany) – Hanna Gröner
  • Oral History and Storytelling in the Frontiers of the Roman Empire, United Kingdom – Graham Bell (TBC)
  • The Council of Elders for decision-making, knowledge transmission and safeguarding of intangible heritage at the Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests (Kenya)- Prof. Herman Kiriama, Kisii University
  • The Role of the Royal Clan in the Conservation of Traditional Know-How of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, Kampala (Uganda) – Priscilla Tusiime (recorded)
  • Indigenous Cooperatives as an Alternative to Short-Sighted Federal Programs in Cuetzalan (Mexico) – Prof. Melissa Schumacher
  • Indigenous-led, Guardians-guided Site Management in Pimachiowin Aki (Canada) – Alison Haugh

Round table discussion with Q&A from the public (30 min)

REPORTER
María Virginia Ávila (Member of the OWH Sustainability Debate Team)

ALL SESSIONS

SESSION 1:
INAUGURAL SESSION: OUR WORLD HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABILITY >>

SESSION 2:
HERITAGE AS A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY >>

SESSION 3:
HERITAGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE >>

SESSION 4:
PARTNERING THROUGH CULTURE, HERITAGE AND ART FOR RESILIENT & INCLUSIVE RECOVERY (UN HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM SIDE EVENT) >>

SESSION 5:
INDIGENOUS FORUM 1 >>

SESSION 6:
FRIDAY, JULY 9,13:00-15:00 UTC
FROM SINGULAR HERITAGE TO INTEGRAL CATEGORIES: FROM HERITAGE TO HERITAGE LANDSCAPE >>
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SESSION 7:
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 15:00-17:00 UTC
INDIGENOUS FORUM 2 >>
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SESSION 8:
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021,  13:00-15:00 UTC
FROM THE REGIONAL TO THE GLOBAL APPROACH: CASE STUDIES 1 >>
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SESSION 9:
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021,  13:00-15:00 UTC
FROM THE REGIONAL TO THE GLOBAL APPROACH: CASE STUDIES 2 >>
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SESSION 10:
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021, time t.b.c.
HERITAGE AS A LANGUAGE OF INCLUSION >>
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SESSION 11:
THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021, time t.b.c.
ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE MODELS FOR WH >>
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SESSION 12:
FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2021, time t.b.c.
TOURISM AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE >>
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SESSION 13:
SATURDAY, JULY 24, time t.b.c.
FROM THE REGIONAL TO THE GLOBAL APPROACH: CASE STUDIES. PLENARY DISCUSSION >>
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SESSION 14:
THURSDAY, JULY 29, time t.b.c.
RECOMMENDATION FOR HERITAGE SITES LISTING PROCESS: THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY >>
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SESSION 15:
FRIDAY, JULY 30,14:30-16:00 UTC
INTEGRATION OF THE REGIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF WH CONVENTION >>
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SESSION 16:
SATURDAY, JULY 31,14:00-16:00 UTC
YOUTH FORUM >>
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