Are you interested in learning how to safeguard cultural heritage in times of crisis? First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) 2019 offers a unique opportunity to learn and practice. The course is open to emergency responders, humanitarian and cultural heritage professionals, military personnel and disaster risk management specialists. Application deadline: May 31, 2019
Where a variety of aspects around protected areas, CSVPA interested people may find this opportunity of interest. ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Culture) has announced the eighth international course on First Aid to Cultural heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC). This year, thanks to a special grant from Swedish Postcode Foundation, and the support of partners such as the Smithsonian Institution and Prince Claus Fund, the course will be held within the framework of a special project entitled, Culture Cannot Wait: Heritage for Peace and Resilience. Project activities will include pre-and post-training mentoring (mostly online ) for 8 months, Field projects to generate two new learning packages on community based disaster risk management and using heritage for building peace and resilience, and seed grants to support post training field projects of the course participants. The additional unique feature is that this year they are making a special effort to attract applications from professionals working in the fields of emergency response, humanitarian aid and disaster risk management. The course will also interest leaders of voluntary or civic action groups. Last year for two international courses they received 278 applications. This year they hope that with combined efforts they will receive at least 180 or more applications.
For the application form and further details, click on the link below:
For those who cannot attend the course for any reason, might still find interest in the accompanying handbook.
(CSVPA is not involved in this, so for any questions etc, do contact the organisers directly)