In partnership with UNESCO-Beirut and the Directorate General of Antiquities in Lebanon, ICCROM-Sharjah held a training workshop on “Enhancing World Heritage Management Skills for Heritage Professionals in Lebanon” in Sharjah, UAE in the period from 13 to 15 December 2019.
The workshop built on a previous workshop held in Lebanon in February 2019, where World Heritage concepts, value-based management, disaster risk management and impact assessment were introduced to the participants.
Participants of the workshop included Site managers, archaeologist and architects working for the DGA in Lebanon.
The aim of the workshop wad to provide a better understanding and tools for developing an integrated and sustainable World Heritage management plans in the participants’ own context.
The workshop was delivered through short presentations by ICCROM experts, in addition to group work where the participants produced an outline of a potential new, or revision of, components of their sites management plans.
A site visits to Meliha Archaeological site was planned during the workshop where participants had the opportunity to visit the Paleolithic and Neolithic sites and were introduced to some of the measures taken by the administration regarding the site’s envisaged nomination for the World Heritage, now being on the country’s tentative list.