Type: Training Course Date: 11 Nov - 05 Dec 2019 Location: Italy (Rome) Venue: ICCROM, 13 Via di San Michele, 00153
Type: Training Course Date: 05 Aug - 06 Sep 2019 Location: Online event
Culture cannot wait. Whether it is the rescue of the ancient manuscripts in besieged Timbuktu or the careful salvaging of destroyed temples in the earthquake that struck the Kathmandu Valley, affected communities will always strive to protect their cultural heritage following an emergency. But where does one start?
Are you interested in learning how to safeguard cultural heritage in times of crisis? Targeted at professionals working in the fields of humanitarian assistance, civil protection, military and disaster risk management, and those working in the field of cultural heritage, First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) 2019 offers an interconnected learning and field-application opportunity.
The training is based on a field-tested three-step framework for cultural heritage first aid, which can be adapted to any emergency context, whether conflict or disaster. The guiding philosophy of the training is to interlock cultural first aid with humanitarian assistance in order to promote inclusivity and respect for diversity. Together, we will develop a culture of preparedness, ongoing risk management, collaboration and coordination in order to build disaster resilient communities.
The multi-disciplinary and international teaching team includes professionals who have been dealing with rescue and safeguarding of heritage in emergencies, are tasked with managing emergencies or providing humanitarian assistance, and have facilitated rescue operations. Five to six mentors strengthen the core teaching team. Mentors are drawn from FAC alumni network of cultural first aiders. They have prior experience of providing cultural heritage first aid and have trained others.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
We seek motivated professionals who can put knowledge into practice and are proactive in sharing knowledge in and outside their own work context. Applicants from risk-prone areas, who have innovative ideas on how to use cultural heritage for building resilient communities, are especially encouraged to apply. Furthermore, priority is given to applicants with 3-5 years of professional experience (mid-career).
Applicants have one or more areas of experience, such as:
Professionals who are engaged in community-based disaster risk management through their respective institutions/voluntary networks or have ongoing projects for protecting cultural heritage from conflicts or disasters are encouraged to apply.
Language: Participants should be able to converse and write in English. However, the ability to work and communicate in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.
Maximum intake: 16 participants
Please note this course is very time-intensive, and includes simulations, site visits, evening programmes and excursions. We ask a full commitment of participants’ time during the course.
A limited number of scholarships are available for selected participants who have demonstrated a financial need, and are unsuccessful in securing necessary funding from their institutions. A scholarship may include:
The regular course fee is €900 and includes course materials, coffee breaks and lunches during the course sessions, site visits and excursions.
Participants who are not eligible for scholarships will need to secure their own course fee and additional living expenses (approx. €1 750) and are encouraged to seek financial assistance. The organizers can advise in this matter and are able to assist with affordable hotel options, for example.
To download the application form, click on the link below.
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