ATHAR Centre’s strategy encompasses three main components and their foreseen outcome:
- the integration of heritage conservation strategies and interventions within social and economic development planning processes,
- the efficient use of inventories and listing procedures to manage heritage, and
- the improvement of knowledge and understanding about sustainable heritage development projects.
2. Professional development through higher education in conservation methodologies and techniques:
- Enhanced professional qualifications will be established;
- a regional network of conservation professionals and training institutions will be developed, and
- conservation professionals will be involved in the management of heritage projects and in the decision making process.
3. Public support and outreach:
- General public involvement in heritage will improve;
- an increased sense of ownership and responsibility will foster more support for preservation; and
- provision of information on cultural heritage matters to policy makers will better inform their decision making.