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  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

The World Heritage Studies and the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation (CPNC) at the University of Tsukuba, in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS, are seeking applications for its ?Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific?.

Heritage Conservation is an evolving practice, and one of the current debates focuses on identifying and recovering the connections between nature and culture sectors. This exchange has become instrumental for the interpretation, conservation and sustainable management of both natural and cultural heritage sites.


 - To strengthen theoretical knowledge on sacred landscapes and their relevance
in connecting conservation practices between natural and cultural heritage
 - To visit and exchange experiences with local managers and residents in
areas/sites where sacred landscapes are protected and conserved with
different approaches, initiatives and governance systems.
 - To reflect on nature-culture linkages, natural values and cultural values in
sacred landscapes in general, and in participants? own sites/case studies in
 - To establish networks among heritage practitioners in the region.
 - To elaborate recommendations for the conservation of Sacred landscapes in
Asia and the Pacific following a nature-culture approach.


 - There is no tuition fee for the workshop. However, Basic necessary costs of
the selected participants including accommodation, domestic travel (field
trip) and meals will be covered by the workshop organizers.

 - A limited number of scholarships will be granted to participants in order to
cover their round trip travel to Japan. Priority would be given to applicants
from developing countries, and applicants from underrepresented groups and
indigenous peoples in Asia and the Pacific region.

Applications should be e-mailed to

Application deadline: 7th May 2017

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