Regional Workshop on Natural and Mixed World Heritage Sites in the Arab States: Listing Implications and Synergies with IUCN’s Green List
Natural World Heritage sites are celebrated as the most significant protected areas on Earth, recognised for their Outstanding Universal Values. These unique places conserve many of the largest protected lands and seas, and of the most biodiverse places on the planet. On the other hand, the IUCN Green List offers benchmarked and verified expert guidance to help achieve fair and effective nature conservation outcomes in protected and conserved areas. IUCN is currently encouraging World Heritage Sites to commit to the IUCN’s Green List Standard for better understanding of the gaps and actions needed to achieve good governance, sound design and planning, effective management and achieving conservation outcomes.
In order to achieve these goals, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) are organising a workshop on “Natural and Mixed World Heritage Sites in the Arab States: Listing Implications and Synergies with IUCN’s Green List”.
Objective of the Workshop
Promote a better understanding of the Natural and Mixed World Heritage inscription requirements in the region as well as to promote synergies between World Heritage and IUCN’s Green List initiative for enhanced overall management of World Heritage Sites.
Who can apply?
• Managers of natural and mixed World Heritage sites and sites on the Tentative Lists in the Arab States, Managers of the Green Listed Sites in the Arab Region, Protected Area Planners and practitioners, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) focal points.
Aqaba, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. A site visit to the World Heritage Site of Wadi Rum.
Participants are required to cover all relevant expenses for their participation, including their flight to and from Amman, Jordan. Accommodation, transportation (from the hotel to and from the course venue and site visits) and lunch meals will be covered by ARC-WH.
To ensure the participation of wide range of professionals in the Arab region, ARC-WH will offer a limited number of grants for participants applying from countries with low-income economies and conflict areas. Applicants are requested to indicate their sponsorship request to the following email ([email protected]) before 10 September 2023. The organizers will review the sponsorship request.
How to Apply for this Workshop
The online application is to be submitted in Arabic. To complete your application, you are required to upload the following items:
• complete application form;
• a passport-size photo or similar;
• A copy of passport (valid for 6 months from workshop start date)
• your professional curriculum vitae (in Arabic or English- maximum two pages);
Selection Criteria of Participants
20 participants from the Arab Region will be selected for the training, matching the following criteria:
• Have at least 5 years of experience working in the field of Natural Heritage;
• Be fluent in Arabic and English;
• Only experts from the 19 countries of the Arab Region that have ratified the World Heritage Convention will be accepted, only one applicant per country will be selected.
The Deadline for receiving the applications is 10 September 2023.
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