ARC-WH Participation in ‘Training of Trainers Workshop: Managing World Heritage: People Nature Culture’

The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) was invited to participate in a capacity-building workshop entitled ‘Training of Trainers Workshop: Managing World Heritage: People Nature Culture’ from 1 to 8 October 2023 in George Town, Malaysia.  The activity was organised in collaboration between World Heritage Leadership (WHL) and the George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), with the financial support of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of Korea and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment.

The Managing World Heritage: People Nature Culture (PNC) course is WHL’s flagship capacity-building activity. The PNC course aims to overcome the artificial barriers between natural and cultural heritage conservation while supporting the engagement of different actors and communities to manage World Heritage sites and other heritage places effectively.

The workshop aimed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to deliver World Heritage management capacity building. It enabled 15 selected heritage experts from different regions who already work with WHL to deliver content on heritage management in a broader range of venues and in various languages. The workshop also provided ten Malaysian participants with an opportunity to learn more about World Heritage management and share their experiences in managing Heritage places in Malaysia, focusing especially on the World Heritage property of ‘Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca.’.