MALAYSIA-UNESCO COOPERATION PROGRAMME

Projects – Culture

The Power of Culture: Supporting Community-based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
Penang weaving

Photo ©Sharizad Sulaiman/UNESCO Jakarta

In order to support sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites, UNESCO Office Jakarta and UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) have introduced the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism (WH+ST) Programme to the respective stakeholders of the targeted WH sites in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. This will support responsible parties i.e. Ministry of Tourism and Culture, local government, and site managers to manage tourism efficiently, responsibly and sustainably based on the local community context and needs. Networking amongst site managers will also be strengthened.