Culture and Development
Can development be achieved without its cultural root?
Cultural heritage does not always find its place in the on-going development discourse in South-Asia. There is a persistent view that heritage constitutes an obstacle to development, or traditional knowledge is backward.
UNESCO questions this typical misconception and seeks to explore how to make the development process friendly to cultural heritage. More importantly, it explores the way to boost development process and people’s well-being through cultural heritage.
News on our activities
- 19.10.15 - Government departments converge to discuss heritage based development of Hooghly riverfront
- 14.11.13 - Fourth IHCN Biennial Conference – ‘Economics of Living Heritage Cities’
- 28.10.13 - Workshop on Punjab Cultural Heritage Policy
- 29.04.13 South and West Asia Region Training Workshop on Cultural Statistics
- 18.09.13 - Government of West Bengal and UNESCO join hands towards culture-based rural development
- 25.01.13 - Workshop on Punjab Cultural Heritage Policy
- 30.01.13 - Punjab State on move for Cultural Heritage Policy
- 14.12.12 - Seminar on Economics of Heritage
- 27.11.12 - International Conference on Living Heritage in Udaipur
Related Programmes and Activities
- Indian Heritage Cities Network
- Art for Life
- Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Cultural Life