Regional workshop on the preparation of management plans for cultural World Heritage sites

ARC-WH, in collaboration with the National Institute of Heritage (INP), based in Tunisia, organised a training workshop on the preparation of Management plans of Cultural World Heritage Sites from 1 to 4 October 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia.

The workshop was attended by a group of Sites Managers of World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative List, selected following a national call for application for heritage professionals by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and international experts.

The training covered the main principles and methodologies of heritage site management and focused on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Medina of Tunis as the primary case study for an applied series of exercises relevant to management planning. Moreover, the workshop allowed participants to exchange experiences, present their case studies, and share challenges related to management, that were discussed at length for effective conservation and management.

During a field visit to Medina of Tunis, participants were able to apply practical knowledge skills, such as defining values and identifying attributes of the property.

Following the visit, A SWOT analysis was applied to the site to define a clear vision for an action plan that would accompany the management plan. At the end of the workshop, the working groups presented the primary outcomes of the exercises in a plenary session where the Director-General of INP was present. Participants received certificates as acknowledgment for their active participation and training.