MALAYSIA-UNESCO COOPERATION PROGRAMME

When: 1 – 2 March 2018

Where: Penang, Malaysia

Background

The project “Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) of Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia (SEA) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)” aims to build the capacity of the pilot heritage cities for DRR by developing DRR strategies and mobilizing stakeholders at 3 pilot sites  1) Melaka and George Town (Malaysia), 2) Kota Lama Semarang (Indonesia), and 3) Levuka Port Town (Fiji). The present National Workshop is specifically addressed to the case of Kota Lama Semarang heritage city.

This workshop builds on the results of the two activities carried out in 2017, namely the development of Preliminary Report on DRR Efforts in Heritage Cities in the Asia-Pacific region (April 2017) and the organization of Inception Workshop in Penang to officially kick-off the project (May 2017).

The present National Workshop in Penang intends to review the draft DRR strategy, developed so far with the inputs of the local communities. In doing so, the National Workshop aims to familiarize the district-level, state-level as well as federal-level government institutions with the draft George Town DRR strategy, thereby coordinating and harmonizing their engagement in the whole process of disaster risk management in George Town. Inputs and feedbacks received from the participants during the workshop will be incorporated in the final version of the DRR Strategy of George Town. Through the involvement of government institutions from various levels in the National Workshop, the National Workshop also intends to mainstream disaster risk reduction of George Town in the National DRR Plan.

Malaysian government representatives, cultural heritage managers, DRR agencies and experts are expected to participate in this workshop.

Resources:

Concept Note and Agenda

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Contact Person:

Moe Chiba
Programme Specialist for Culture
m.chiba(at)unesco.org