Disaster risk management of cultural heritage sites in Albania.

SOUCE(S): Italy – Government; United Nation Educational; Scientific and Cultural Organization – Venice (UNESCO Venice), 2014

The UNESCO Venice Office (UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe), according to the priorities set by the government of Albania and taking the opportunity offered by the One UN Programme, implemented the project ‘’Natural Risk Preparedness and Mitigation – Building capacity in the field of risk mitigation for Cultural Heritage properties in Albania’’ during the period 2011-2013. The project aimed to streamline disaster risk management in the Country, using its World Heritage properties as demonstration sites. The project was conceived to assist the country in order to enhance its capacity for Disasters Risk Management (DRM) and advancement in seismological and geological vulnerability of Cultural Heritage properties.
The overall context, the project objectives, its structure and results achieved in terms of capacity building and recommendations are described in the first section of this book. In this framework, UNESCO partnered with ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the General Directorate for Civil Emergencies and the Fire Corps, under the Ministry of Interior of Albania, the management authority of National Heritage, the regional departments of Archaeological Parks of Apollonia, Berat, Butrint and Gjirokastra, and the Albanian National Commission for UNESCO….’

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