Inaugural Symposium of the Capacity Building Workshops on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific

Organized by the World Heritage Studies and the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation at the University of Tsukuba
In collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS

The symposium introduces the series of "Capacity Building Workshops on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific Region" (CBWNCL) to the academic community of the University of Tsukuba, and the general public, in the framework of the Tsukuba Global Science Week (TGSW). The aim of this symposium and the CBWNCL is to create a platform for the exchange between cultural and natural heritage practitioners. Nature-Culture Linkages approach innovates in the context of the World Heritage system, and the symposium will be dedicated to reflect on its theoretical and practical aspects. This inaugural event counts with keynote speeches by the representatives of our international partner institutions: UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS, and discussions with representatives of heritage conservation institutions in Japan: the Agency of Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of Environment. Moreover, the participants of the CBWNCL 2016, heritage practitioners of the culture and nature sectors, will introduce a diversity of agricultural landscapes of Asia and the Pacific region and their challenges in conservation and management. 

Day/Time: September, Sunday 18th and Monday, 19th, 2016 from 9.30 to 17.00
Place: Tsukuba International Congress Centre Epochal
Address: 2-20-3, Takezono,Tsukuba,Ibaraki, 305-0032, Japan
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Sunday, September 18th
  9:30-10:00 Open registration desk and doors 
 10:00-10:20 Opening address
by Prof. Kyosuke Nagata, President, University of Tsukuba, Japan 
 Opening address
by Mr. Takamasa Saito, Councillor for Cultural Properties, Agency for Cultural Affairs
 Opening and presentation of the "Capacity Building Workshops on Nature-Culture Linkages in
 Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific Region"
by Prof. Masahito Yoshida, Chair World Heritage Studies, University of Tsukuba
Prof. Nobuko Inaba, World Heritage Studies, University of Tsukuba
Dr. Maya Ishizawa, World Heritage Studies, University of Tsukuba
 10:20-11:20 PANEL1: International development
Chair/Discussant: Nobuko Inaba 
Nature-Culture Linkages in the World Heritage Convention
by Dr. Mechitild Rössler, Director IUCN World Heritage Programme 
 Connecting Practice, Linking Culture and Nature
by Mr. Tim Badman, Directore IUCN World Heritage Programme
 11:20-11:30 Break 
 11:30-12:30 PANEL2: Theoretical development
Chair/Discussant: Masahito Yoshida 
People-centered approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture
by Dr. Gamini Wijesuriya, Project Manager ICCROM 
 Applying biocultural concepts to practices fornatural and cultural heritage
by Ms. Kristal Buckley, Deakin University, ICOMOS Australia
 12:30-13:30 Lunch break 
 13:30-14:30 PANEL3: Local development
Chair/Discussant: Maya Ishizawa 
Stewardship of protected landscapes by communities:
Diverse landscapes, diverse governance models
by Ms. Jessica Brown, Executive Director New England Biolabs 
  The Subak System: The Indigenous Symbiotic Harmony of Culture, Human and Nature
in Bali, Indonesia 
by Prof. Yoyok Subroto, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
 14:30-14:50 Break 
 14:50-17:00 General Panel Discussion
Chair: Nobuko Inaba, Masahito Yoshida, Maya Ishizawa
"Trends and challenges in the conservation of Agricultural Landscapes following the Nature-Culture Approach"

Day2: Monday September 19th
Location: Tsukuba International Congress Centre Epochal
    9:30-9:40      Introduction to the presentations of participants of the First Capacity Building Workshop    
 9:40-11:00Panel:1 TERRACES
Discussant: Gamini Wijesuriya 
 Ifugao Terrace, Philippines
 Hani Terraces, China
 Agricultural landscapes, Taiwan
 Lai Chi Wo Agricultural Landscape, Hong Kong, China
11:00-11:10 Break 
Discussant: Kristal Buckley 
 Bagan Heritage Site, Myanmar
 Borobudur Temple Complex, Indonesia
 Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Capadoccia, Turkey
 Sacred city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
 12:30-13:30 Lunch break 
Discussant: Yoyok Subroto
 Apatani cultural landscape, India
 Coffee cultural landscape, Colombia
 Cihalaay cultural landscape, Taiwan
 The Kanchenjunga Sacred Landscape, India
 14:50-15:00 Break 
15:00-16:00 Panel4: NATURE AND AGRICULTURE
Discussant: Jessica Brown 
 Sundarbans, Bangladesh
 Bio Conservation Area and Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana
 Lord Howe Island Group, New South Wales, Australia
 16:00-17:00 General Discussion and Closing Remarks
Chair: Nobuko Inaba