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Webinar Series: Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-COVID Times

Webinar


Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce the Webinar Series “Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-COVID Times” as an alternative project of the cancelled ITC 2020 (International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage) due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.

To join our Webinar Series, please apply through the Google Forms by 22 June (Mon) in Japan Time. After formally accepting your application, we will send you the URL (for ZOOM) and password to your email address.



Webinar Series: Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-COVID Times

Outline

The COVID-19 pandemic that has caused unprecedented health crisis and global disruption makes us rethink about how to manage disasters caused by biological hazards. Besides huge impacts on peoples’ lives and livelihoods, this pandemic has make influences to the sphere of immovable and movable, or tangible and intangible, cultural heritage. On one hand, we need to think about reducing vulnerability and risks to cultural heritage due to disasters caused by biological hazards and improving local capacities. On the other hand, we also need to reconfigure response and recovery as we pass through this crisis and emerge from it. Clearly there are lessons to be learnt from this pandemic that cuts across all aspects of disaster risk assessment and cultural heritage management. As we move towards post-COVID times, it is time for us to reflect on how we should continue capacity building on the disaster risk management of cultural heritage by tailoring the existing knowledge and skills, identifying and filling gaps in terms of knowledge areas/topics, target audience, and pedagogy based on the lessons learnt from this pandemic. The webinar series of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management by R-DMUCH at Ritsumeikan University and ICCROM aim to discuss the future directions of cultural heritage management through presentations by resource persons of ITC (International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage).

Dates and Times

★Webinar1:
Rethinking disaster mitigation and preparedness
27 June 2020 (Sat.) 6:00~7:00PM (Japan Time)

★Webinar2:
Rethinking disaster response and recovery
4 July 2020 (Sat.) 6:00~7:00PM (Japan Time)

Google Forms

Please click the link below to fill out the registration form and join the webinar series.

Google Forms


Programme

Please see below for more details.

Programme






Cancellation Notice


Importance notice on ITC 2020,

We regret to announce cancellation of ITC 2020 scheduled from the 2nd to 24th of September 2020 organized by the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University in collaboration with ICCROM.

Due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the world and the uncertainty surrounding it, we have made this difficult decision considering the importance of securing the health and safety of all potential participants. Besides this, the Government of Japan very recently decided to extend the state of emergency for the whole country. Given these circumstances which are beyond our control, we had no choice but to make this decision of cancellation.

We sincerely express our deepest apologies to all the applicants who are strongly motivated to improve knowledge and skills on disaster risk management of cultural heritage. The ITC organizers will contact you individually with our apologies after 18th May. We strongly hope that next year you will apply again. At the same time, please accept our apologies for any inconveniences that this cancellation may have caused. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Lastly but most importantly, we wish health and safety for all.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Takeyuki OKUBO
Director,
Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage,
Ritsumeikan University




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International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2020, 15th year, Ritsumeikan University


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Organized by Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage,
Ritsumeikan University/ In cooperation with ICCROM
Supported by UNESCO and ICOM