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Old Havana hosts Workshop on Disaster Risks Management on World Heritage
© UNESCO Havana/ Effects of 2008 hurricanes on Viñales Valley (Pinar del Río, Cuba)
3 May 2013/ UNESCO Havana/Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

The 2nd Caribbean Workshop on Disaster Risks Management on World Heritage will take place in Cuba from 13 to 17 May 2013. Old Havana and its fortifications, the first World Heritage Site recognized in Cuba, will host the event, which is organized by the UNESCO Havana Office and the World Heritage Centre, in coordination with the National Council on Cultural Heritage of Cuba and with the cooperation of ICOMOS and ICCROM. The Workshop is financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands. It is celebrated in the framework of the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) for World Heritage and it is also integrated to the Inter sectoral Platform SIDS.

The singularity of this second Workshop will be the overall and inter sectoral approach to the World Heritage Convention in a coordinated strategy among UNESCO sectors to appraise lessons learnt and new challenges on risk prevention and management over the World Heritage sites in the Caribbean.

Heritage experts in Aruba, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, representatives of agencies of civil protection and participants from other countries also interested in the subject will consider their experiences on Disaster Risks Management in the increasing challenges of the sub region. Cases studies analyses on the preparation for Heritage risk preparedness and management; adaptation and mitigation on Climate Change and procedures of the United Nations System applied for international cooperation in this field, will be explained.

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