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2016 September 26~29: Workshop on Cultural Tourism Development: Public Space and Cultural Landscape Management in the Asia-Pacific Region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2016.08.02






Workshop on Cultural Tourism Development: Public Space and Cultural Landscape Management in the Asia-Pacific Region


Jeju-do, Republic Korea, 26~29 September 2016 (Mon~Thu)



Background

Placing culture at the heart of development policy constitutes an essential investment in the world’s future and a pre-condition to successful globalization processes that take into account the principles of cultural diversity. (UNESCO, 2016) [1] Culture which refers to values, beliefs, languages, knowledge and wisdom[2] has become recognized as a powerful source of sustainable development. It is an essential means to an intellectual development based on the understanding of traditions, customs, lifestyles and the landscape of one’s living. As such, considerations for culture in sustainable development are indispensable for respecting and satisfying people before and after policy development and implementation processes.

Culture and tourism can complementarily interact with each other as tourist destinations inevitably involve the interface of rich and diverse cultures, civilizations as well as our daily lives. The culture surrounding our everyday life reduces barriers to entry into the tourism sector for local groups and also provides easier access to the understanding of cultural differences for tourists. To this end, managing public spaces and cultural landscapes, which are the great resources of tourism and the ground of our living, should be designed and managed with careful consideration of culture.

Cultural tourism is also a cost-effective measure of economic development with its less invested infrastructure compared to other industries. In 2004, UNCTAD read this trend stating if the 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are taken together, tourism is the single most important source of foreign exchange earnings .[3] Many countries experienced failure in achieving the magic of trickle-down effect which possibly promised the benefits of local people through mass community transformation. In retrospect of the negative consequences including heritage degradation, therefore, there has been widespread awareness on well-managed in/tangible heritages, nature and public spaces. That is to say, cultural tourism development with quality through the community’s participation has gained more importance for the projects’ longevity for sustainable development.

In this sense, the workshop will offer lectures and group activities for participants to understand the complex relation between culture and tourism. Also, some best practices of cultural tourism will be presented through the case studies in Asia and Europe. There will be sessions to discuss some policies and cultural project sites in practice in line with SDGs that could provide some inspirations. Finally, the workshop will help local actors effectively develop relevant policies to conserve and promote their cultural advantages and enhance diversification for the social, environmental and economic benefits for the peoples involved.



Event objectives
The capacity building workshop, whilst promoting awareness and recognition on the importance of culture and sustainable tourism development, will:
? Provide an opportunity for local governments and cities in the Asia-Pacific region to exchange cultural tourism policies and best practices throughout city-to-city cooperation.
? Promote a learning atmosphere between cities and establish a strong network that they can utilize after the workshop.
? Offer a venue for knowledge transfer and discussion and inspire participants’ motivation to implement sustainable tourism policies in relation to culture.


Event type
Workshop

Date
26~29 September 2016

Venue
Jeju International Training Center, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

Organizers
? UNITAR CIFAL Jeju
? United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)
? Jeju Special Self-Governing Province


Collaboration
? Jeju Tourism Organization

Targeted audience
? High-level authorities and experts from central and local/city governments.
? Representatives from NGOs, regional and community-based organizations, academic and training institutions and other local actors within the Asia-Pacific region.
** Participants are expected to work in the related field for at least one year after the workshop.
** Participants should have sufficient command of both written and spoken English.
※ persons working in the Asia-Pacific region only

Content
The workshop will include the following:

? [Session 1-1] Overview of cultural tourism development
? [Session 1-2] Introduction to Culture 21: considerations for local people
? [Session 2] Challenges and opportunities of cultural tourism development
? [Session 3] Cultural tourism finance and investment
? [Session 4-1] Culture 21: a case study of Culture 21 and the committee on culture
? [Session 4-2] Culture in sustainable cities: creative public space making
? [Session 5-1] Cultural tourism development and environmental protection
? [Session 5-2] Cultural tourism development for inclusive and equal society
? [Session 5-3] Planning for cultural tourism: preserving cultural heritage while maximizing economic benefits
? [Session 6] Monitoring and evaluation of cultural tourism development projects
? [Session 7] Cultural tourism development: a case study of Jeju
** Sessions are flexible to changes. **

Learning objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

? Understand cultural tourism trends and policy development in the context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
? Utilize the lessons learned from the cases of cultural tourism policy implementation in various regions for their action plans.
? Have a basic understanding of cultural tourism and deepen the ideas of sustainable practices for regional/city/local development through local people’s participation.
? Share best practices of the community/local government-driven tourism projects and understand its economic impacts on the regional development.
? Coordinate partnerships to effectively promote the benefits of cultural tourism policies with civil societies, government and local entrepreneurs.

Methodology
The workshop will be comprised of:

? Lectures and presentations by experts
? Self-assessments excercise
? Group work and case study presentation
? UNITAR developed “CityShare” Methodology
? Field visit to cultural tourism sites

UNITAR-developed "CityShare methodology" will be used during the workshop.

The "CityShare methodology" aims at optimizing peer learning between local officials and other local stakeholders playing crucial roles in ensuring sustainable municipal development. The methodology consists of various processes of self-assessment, distillation, and transfer of challenges, lessons learned, and good practices between local stakeholders and resource persons. It is also composed of several tools to provide a common framework for the evaluation of experiences made by the participating cities and offer a common language for the exchange and assimilation of experiences, as well as a roadmap for action and progress.



Requirements
When selected as a participant, you will be required to:

? Submit necessary documents on time, i.e. , registration form etc.
? Complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. self-assessment, case study presentation, etc.
? Actively participate in the workshop program.
? Be fluent in written and spoken English.

Course certificates
UNITAR and CIFAL Jeju will jointly issue a certificate upon completion of the workshop program.

How to apply
Send the following 7 documents to cifaljeju.tdev@gmail.com by 16 August 2016 (Tuesday):

※ Download forms and guidelines from UNITAR CIFAL Jeju
? Application
? Letter of nomination
? Letter of commitment
? Case study description (see guidelines)
? Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability
? Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information
? Curriculum vitae (CV)
※ Late application will not be accepted.


Note
? Application without required documents will NOT be considered.
? Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju.
? Selected applicants will be notified individually.

Assistance with travel cost
? UNITAR CIFAL Jeju provides LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (see the agenda).
? Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals) during the workshop will be covered by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju.
? All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants.


[1] [Online] Available at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/culture-and-development (first sentence cited)
[2] UCLG (2015), Culture 21: Agenda 21 for Culture, Committee on Culture UCLG, Barcelona.
[3] UNCTAD (2004), World Investment Report 2004. The Shift Towards Services. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva.

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