31.12.2009 - Natural Sciences Sector

CCBP Module 1: The Application of the World Heritage Convention

In 2004, the World Heritage Committee endorsed the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) to help implement UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention in the Caribbean. It is a long-term training programme composed of various modules including a general training course and thematic ones related to different aspects of managing. “The Application of the World Heritage Convention” is the general course introducing the series and has been prepared by UNESCO with contribution of consultant Grazia Piras.


The core and mandatory CCBP training module “The Application of the World Heritage Convention” aims at laying the foundation for effective heritage management and conservation in the Caribbean. It introduces the core principles of the World Heritage Convention and includes exercises on how to identify and assess heritage values, how to put together a tentative World Heritage List and nomination file. Selected regional case studies, focusing on the key elements of a management plan, present a set of guidelines applicable to any cultural heritage site management plan.


While each module lasts for 30 hours and is designed for, among others, professionals and stakeholders in the field of cultural heritage, politicians or universities, their manuals are freely available to interested readers online.


To access “The Application of the World Heritage Convention”, click here.

To find out more about the World Heritage Convention Caribbean Capacity Building Programme including the other training modules, click here 

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