Maritime Living Heritage: Building Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific Region
ICHCAP will in collaboration with the UNESCO Apia Office hold a two-day ICH Webinar Series on Maritime ICH from 29 to 30 October 2020. The theme of the web seminar is “Maritime Living Heritage: Building Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific Region”.
The webinar will be using the ZOOM and live-streaming on YouTube in English and Korean. It will be held on the ICHCAP’s YouTube channels separately(English channel and Korean channel) and Facebook(English), and the Cultural Heritage Administration of ROK’s YouTube also live-stream our webinar in Korean
The Goal 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals pertains to the preservation and sustainable use of marine, sea and marine resources. Recently, there has been growing interest in the use of traditional knowledge from coastal communities to achieve this SDG. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), recognizes and identifies as a priority for attention the role of traditional knowledge and practices along with the role of their bearers in the development and implementation of disaster risk reduction plans and mechanisms. In addition, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will be launched next year. Traditional maritime skills, including fishery, contribute to people-centered preventative approaches to reducing the underlying risk factors that determine people’s vulnerability to natural disasters. They have been developed based on the surrounding marine environment and characteristics of the community and are thus directly linked to the livelihoods of the community members. Nevertheless, they remain at risk and at times on the verge of extinction due to the impact of climate change, urbanization, and other factors.
The upcoming meeting will look at how traditional maritime skills that have been transmitted through generations in coastal communities affect sustainable life of communities in three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.
- [Session 1] Traditional Maritime Skills and Knowledge for Inclusive Social and Economic Development (29 October)
- [Session 2] Traditional Maritime Skills and Knowledge for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (30 October)
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