Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities

Al Adarbeh, Nizar and Haron, Jehad (2018) Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Jordan hosts a vast number of archaeological sites that are important cultural heritage resources (CHRs) for the country. Besides the well-known tourist and World Heritage sites, these include numerous other locations that could have substantial tourism appeal if properly developed using a sustainable preservation model that ensures their viability as long-term resources for Jordan. Many of Jordan’s cultural heritage resources are located within underserved areas and poverty pockets, where local communities are unable to capitalize on the tourism potential of these sites. This paper will present several accomplishments with local communities in nine project sites that Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP) is currently active in with different array of activities such as establishing a new archeological museum, rock art preservation, preservation of industrial heritage, conservation of wall paintings, surveying of underwater archeology and marine heritage, developing new heritage trails, enhancing interpretation and crafting site stories, sites stewardship and many other community-based activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Al Adarbeh, Nizar
Haron, Jehad
Languages: English
Keywords: participation; developpment; local communities; sustainability; archaeological site museums; Presentation; cultural tourism; enhancement; Jordan
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 02. Tourism management
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 04. Sustainable tourism
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 02. Economic impact of heritage
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 11:01
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SCHEP. (2017). Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan . Amman: USAID Sustainable Cultural

Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP).

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