31.12.2009 - Natural Sciences Sector

CCBP Module 5: Management of Historic Centres

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. “Management of Historic Centres” is one of these specific modules and has been prepared by UNESCO with contribution of consultant Cristina Iamandi.


In the Caribbean, many World Heritage Sites are historic centres. These are subject to constant changes and challenges including, among others, gentrification or loss of identity. Through a variety of case studies, the CCBP module on the “Management of Historic Centres” gives guidance on how to successfully implement and coordinate between measures on urban rehabilitation, restoration, reconstruction and maintenance of authenticity and integrity. This includes information on management plans and the generation of financial resources. Thus, the module will be highly valuable to heritage professionals involved in the management of Caribbean historic centres.


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 “Management of Historic Centres”, 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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