CIFAL-Jeju Co-organises Workshop on Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Heritage Conservation
In October of 2018, UNITAR’s Affiliated International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) organized a 4-day workshop on ‘Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Heritage Conservation’ in Jeju, Republic of Korea. The workshop was co-organized between CIFAL-Jeju and UNESCO APCEIU (Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO). The event took place from October 17th to October 20th and included 23 participants from 14 different countries. The attendees from national and local governments who wish to improve the degree of global citizenship as well as sustainable heritage conservation in their cities or countries, or to enhance their knowledge about relevant Korean case studies, joined the workshop.
Countries represented in the workshop included Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Island, India, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
The resource persons included Ms. Janet Pillai who is an independent consultant and resource person; Mr. Faisal Rahman from Association of Tourism Training Institutes of Malaysia; Ms. Jinyee Heo from World Natural Heritage Center; Dr. Mihee Kang from GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council); Dr. Mushtaq Memon from UNEP; Dr. Denis Tolkach from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The workshop consisted of various lectures given regarding global citizenship, heritage conservation, culture and community, case study of Jeju as well as nine case studies from participants. The participants also took part in City-Share methodology whereby they were encouraged to share best practices from their cities and to formulate action plan regarding sustainable heritage conservation and global citizenship. On the last day, the participants had opportunity to visit some of the UNESCO Heritages around Jeju Island such as Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak), Geomun Oreum, and a traditional Seogwipo Olle Market to sum up their experience of natural and cultural heritage on Jeju Island.