31.12.2009 - Natural Sciences Sector

CCBP Module 3: Risk Preparedness

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 on the “Application of the World Heritage Convention” and thematic ones related to different aspects of managing. “Risk Preparedness” is one of these specific modules and has been prepared by UNESCO with contribution of consultant Herbert S. Stovel.


The CCBP Module 3 presents various risks that can threaten heritage sites in the Caribbean. They include natural disasters frequently affecting the region such as hurricanes or earthquakes but also armed conflict. “Risk Preparedness” trains heritage professionals to successfully face and cope with the different phases of risk management, namely preparedness, response and recovery.


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 “Risk Preparedness”, 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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