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This event focused on understanding issues and influence of heritage (tangible/intangible, cultural/natural/mixed and movable/immovable) on sustainable development of communities in Africa and Arab States Regions. As a matter of fact, heritage is experienced both at personal and collective scales. In essence, individuals and communities in Africa and Arab States regions are connected to heritage, while also many of these heritage are shared across persons, groups and communities. Beyond the existence value of heritage, heritage can also be leveraged as soft power within the community to bring about social inclusion, development and communal understanding and dialogue. In view of this, the advantage of understanding the heritage of different communities in these regions is not only limited to having knowledge about the heritage but also to appreciate the peculiarities such as culture and art of our communities and across generations to bring about intercommunal and intergenerational dialogue.

This is organised by the Emerging Professionals Working Group (EPWG) Africa and Arab States. Please note that there is a maximum capacity of 100 persons in this zoom. To have a smooth webinar, we will ask that you mute your microphones to let the presenter speak uninterrupted.

Date: Saturday, 18 April 2020

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Time: 12pm Paris time – GMT+2

Duration: 2 hours


Community open to ICOFORT members and non-members interested...


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