Even though indigenous cultural values, practices and traditions lie at the heart of the social fabric of local communities around the world, these values are often overlooked or marginalized during disaster management initiatives. For holistic and sustainable disaster management and the positive recovery and growth of communities after a disaster, it is essential to integrate local cultural traditions and heritage into the overall framework of disaster management initiatives.
In this context, the Government of Bhutan proposes to host the International Conference on Disaster Management and Cultural Heritage to help fill in a crucial gap in the international initiatives on disaster management and offer a valuable opportunity for the world to discuss and address these concerns, share knowledge and experiences and increase the profile of cultural heritage and indigenous values and traditions for disaster risk management.
The conference will be held in Thimphu, Bhutan from the 12th till the 14th of December 2010. The Conference will pay for flights and hotels, food and transportation in Bhutan for 25 selected Presenters and will pay for hotels, food and transportation in Bhutan for 25 selected participants. The selection of presenters and participants will depend of papers submitted and CVs.
Interested local participants from Bhutan are invited to submit papers for the conference. The papers can be submitted in either English or Dzongkha in PDF format. For those wishing to submit hard copies, it may be sent to fax number 334944 or addressed to: The Director, Post box Number 1493, Department of Disaster Management, MoHCA, Thimphu. The papers should be sent within the deadline i.e. 8th November 2010, 5:00 PM BST.
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