The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage launches “My Heritage” podcast

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) is launching the “My Heritage” podcast, which will provide an additional opportunity for the Centre to expand its communication and reach to its audience within and beyond Bahrain.

The first episode of the podcast will be out on Monday, 8 January 2024, on YouTube and all podcast platforms. “My Heritage” will continue to release one episode every week, with a total of seven episodes.

The podcast “My Heritage” offers listeners and viewers a unique educational journey deep into the World Heritage field in the Arab region. It is not just an overview of general information but serves as a bridge that takes the audience to the heart of the events and stories that have shaped the state of World Heritage in the Arab region over the past decades, with experiences shared by experts in this field.

Moreover, the podcast provides an unprecedented opportunity to explore details related to World Heritage, including discussions about efforts to protect and list sites in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list, with unique untold stories.

What distinguishes “My Heritage” is the diversity of its guests, including academics, government officials, and heads of international organizations, along with advisors to leading figures in this field. They will offer a distinct and rare perspective on World Heritage, supported by important historical and geographical information that constitutes a valuable knowledge resource for current and future generations.

The “My Heritage” podcast, with its unique and in-depth storytelling, promises a rich and enlightening experience that highlights the importance of heritage in the Arab region on a global level and its role in sustainable development and the advancement of local communities.

It is worth mentioning that ARC-WH was founded in 2012 as a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO. It was established based on the agreement signed in 2010 between the Kingdom of Bahrain and UNESCO. The Centre works in coordination with various international organizations concerned with heritage to preserve and protect cultural and natural world heritage in the Arab region. Its mission includes assisting Arab Member States in implementing the 1972 World Heritage Convention, building the capacity of Arab experts working in the field of World Heritage, and raising awareness about the importance of preserving and protecting cultural and natural heritage in Arab countries through diverse programs such as workshops, lectures, exhibitions, conferences, publications, and translation of studies and books.