15 February 2019
The UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty plans to hold a sub-regional training workshop on the protection of historical cultural landscapes in terms of region’s rapid development for specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The event will take place on 5-6 of March 2019.Understanding and managing any historical environment implies the realization that the cultural, property, surrounding landscapes and cities live under the influence of dynamic forces in the economic, social and cultural spheres, which have formed and continue to transform its appearance. The historical context and modern development can interact and strengthen each other’s role and importance.
UNESCO advocates a holistic approach to the management of historical landscapes, which combines the objectives of preserving urban heritage and socio-economic development. Under this approach, urban heritage is considered as a social, cultural and economic resource for urban development.
So the main theme for the training workshop will be the implementation of the Convention on the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage and use of Historic Urban Landscape approach. Participants will discuss an opportunity to involve more people in heritage management, and raise awareness among related organizations.
Ministries of Culture representatives, professional experts and site managers will take part in the event. The active participation of the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, will lead to better protection of the historical heritage and treat them with respect.
This training workshop is funded by UNESCO/Netherlands Trust Fund.