Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course
Module 4: Community, Rights and Knowledge (CRK)
Led by: Deakin University
Aim: Ensuring the realization of the rights of local communities and integrating traditional knowledge into conservation processes and actions.
I. INTRODUCTION AND MODULE OBJECTIVES
The Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course is introduced by UNESCO Bangkok in cooperation with Think City Institute and the Asian Academy for Heritage Management. It focuses on the ‘Core Competencies’ defined under the new “Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management.” Participants are expected to develop capacities to respond intelligently and effectively to the real-world demands in sustainable heritage management.
This module will cover the topic of Community, Rights and Knowledge (CRK) as one of the core competencies identified under UNESCO’s recently published Competence Framework for Sustainable Development.
Module Objective: Recognising and managing the rights and interests of local communities and integrating their traditional knowledge in cultural heritage management.
Module learning outcomes:
- An understanding of what it means to adopt people-centred and rights-based approaches to the long-term care of heritage places.
- Familiarity with an expanded set of tools for community engagement and participation that can be utilised in different aspects of heritage conservation practice.
- An ability to understand and respond to the diverse needs and cultural practices of communities that have associations with heritage places and their settings.
- Respect for the rights, cultural knowledge and different ‘ways of knowing’ of the people that have associations and interests with heritage places in their care.
- Greater confidence and willingness to deepen their own participatory methods and community engagement activities.