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Lijiang Models



Models for community education and skills training leading to employment in the heritage conservation and culture tourism sector, with emphasis on opportunities for women and youth

  • Human resource development at all levels.
  • Production of a Historic Home Owners Manual (Bhaktapur).
  • Guides trained to have good local knowledge (Bhaktapur).
  • Skills for young people that can be translated into employment opportunities in the conservation of the historical buildings, production of traditional crafts and performance of traditional ceremonies (Bhaktapur).
  • Technical support for reuse of historic buildings (all sites).
  • Involvement of young people in volunteerism, by improving structures that mobilise enthusiasm and interest within the community (particularly Lijiang).
  • Focusing on close linkages between sustainable ecological practices and the conservation of heritage for lifestyle improvement (Lijiang, Levuka)
  • Linking of education building and community consensus into coordinated process, at many levels in the community, particularly young people (particularly Luang Prabang).
  • General education within the community to accept the role and potential of cultural heritage as a key part of their future (Macau).
  • Historic trail development focus of a detailed conservation strategy (Hong Kong).
  • Development of a comprehensive data base/ inventory (with additional research as required) to provide basis for development of conservation strategies (particularly Ladakh and Melaka).
  • Performing arts and traditional skills development (all sites).
  • Education of children in need (Hoi An).
  • Localised management and control of the heritage asset through public education (all sites).
  • Education of tourists to respect the cultural heritage (Hoi An, Ladakh and others)