Conclusion of the first webinar: Cultural Heritage and People – Building Resilience in the Superimposed Trauma
Today, 21 December 2020, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) held the webinar: Cultural Heritage and People - building resilience in the superimposed trauma and welcomed viewers from across the globe. The webinar was organised in the framework of the Conference on integrated post-disaster reconstruction of cultural heritage – social, economic and psychological aspects of recovery that ARC-WH intends to organise with the presence of participants and speakers once travel and social distancing restrictions are lifted. The programme of the conference includes a variety of prominent experts and researchers who have already contributed to the book of proceedings.
This is the first of hopefully several webinars that will be organised to enlarge the initial scope of the conference for the discourse on the challenges of recovery and resilience following trauma and disaster and their impact on communities.
The first webinar welcomed a diverse panel of experts who proposed reflections on ways forward and sustainably solutions to the problems and challenges of heritage reconstruction and recovery, while also taking into consideration, the communities that have suffered significant economic ruination and social trauma that are now faced with deeper distress that affects all segments of their lives, including their heritage, as well as the consequences brought on by COVID-19.