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INTO Conference (ICNT17) Bali September 2017

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“OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE, THE KEY TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY”

September 11-15, 2017

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“The safeguarding of historic urban and rural areas and of their associated traditional knowledge and practices reduces the environmental footprints of societies, promoting more ecologically sustainable patterns of production and consumption and sustainable urban and architectural design solutions. Access to essential environmental goods and services for the livelihood of communities should be secured through the stronger protection and more sustainable use of biological and cultural diversity, as well as by the safeguarding of relevant traditional knowledge and skills, paying particular attention to those of indigenous peoples, in synergy with other forms of scientific knowledge”.  (The Hangzhou Declaration, 2013).

“The long-term sustainability of cultural heritage depends on ensuring its use and on developing local support systems. Without heritage being valued and protected, it will become irrelevant and disappear” (Taboroff, June, 2013).

UNESCO has developed a set of indicators highlighting how culture contributes to development at the national level fostering economic growth, and helping individuals and communities to expand their life choices and adapt to change.

At the 2013 ICNT in Uganda, we began to think more about how INTO and its members can make a positive impact on national development and well-being. This discussion will continue in Indonesia and we will gather evidence from our members, to use in future advocacy work.

THE 17th ICNT

With the tagline “Our Cultural Heritage, the Key to Environmental Sustainability”, the 17th International Conference of National Trusts (ICNT 17) 2017 expects to bring together 200 + delegates from across the world who will explore the connection between their cultural traditions and concerns for sustainable development. We need to share our experiences, both scientific and practical, on conservation towards a sustainable environment. The ICNT 2017 Bali will elaborate this into concrete and practical solutions, so that local residents can strengthen their culture and improve their quality of life while conserving their environment.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss topics ranging from ways to strengthen culture in a dynamic development process; to managing and promoting it across the world, and to including culture and heritage in development policies and programs. Delegates will also examine the following specific issues:  the impact of economic development on cultural landscapes; the relationship between cultural rights and social development; issues of heritage preservation and poverty; disaster risk forecasting and management; and the impacts of climate change.

VENUE

The ICNT 2017 will take place in Bali, an island in Indonesia with particularly strong cultural roots.. Religious rules and rituals are embedded in family life, social interactions of all types, arts, occupations, and practical skills. Its rich tradition is also expressed in the integration of culture and the environment.

The five-day conference will be held at Gianyar, one of nine regencies in Bali. The venues include The Republic of Indonesia Palace of Tampaksiring, the Royal Palace of Gianyar, Galleries and Art Space to the old traditional village of Samuan Tiga.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.   FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER GO TO THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE: HTTPS://INTO-ICNT.ORG

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

  • “Can the world’s special places be saved?” ask international cultural and conservation leaders Ten years after being formed, INTO calls for greater support for special places at a time of massive climatic and political challenge On the 11th September 2017 National Trust leaders from around the world will gather in Bali, Indonesia, for the biennial conference of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO). “In a changing world we have seen ...
  • One week to go: American Express Heritage Leadership Panel (Wednesday 13 September) We are delighted that the American Express Foundation is once again supporting the International Conference of National Trusts (ICNT), convening this year in Bali and co-hosted by the Indonesian Heritage Trust, Gianyar Regency and INTO. This is the 17th such gathering of National Trusts and it’s an honour to be working with the American Express Foundation on ...
  • Evening of Balinese Cultural Heritage, Friday 21 July INTO, the Indonesian Heritage Trust and the Gianyar Regency are delighted to invite you to an evening celebrating Balinese cultural heritage. Bali is famous for its cultural landscapes, particularly the subak rice terraces and water temples, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012.   But it’s Bali’s wonderful intangible heritage (also recognised by UNESCO) which we ...
  • Tradition, technology and teachings – A balancing act in building sustainable farming communities Part 1 of 2 Lessons from the past Anika Molesworth On farms around the world, teachings from the past can provide lessons for the future. If one takes a pause from our fast-paced modern world, and listens to the stories of yesteryear, it becomes apparent the virtue of traditional knowledge, heirloom breeds and the benefit of adopting heritage ...
  • ICNT 17 Program Announced Subject to change. Sunday, 10 September 2017 INTO Executive Committee Meeting Venue: Wana Ubud Resort, Desa Nyuh Kuning 09.30-10.00: Registration & Coffee-Tea 10.00-12.00: INTO Executive Meeting 12.00-13.00: Lunch 13.00-15.00: INTO Executive Meeting continued 15.00-15.30: Coffee Tea break 15.30-17.00: Heritage Walk at Desa Nyuh Kuning Parallel: registration for ICNT 2017 delegates open from 12.00 at lobby of Wana Ubud Resort. Monday, 11 September 2017 1). Opening of ICNT ...
  • Visit to Indonesia and Malaysia, 6-21 Jan 2016 Report by Oliver Maurice – Director of Membership 1. Bali 1.1 Purpose of visit – i) To attend the Asian Heritage Network (AHN) Symposium and spread the word about INTO among the delegates. ii) To visit potential venues for the 17 ICNT, including hotels, conference centre and sites. 1.2 The Symposium This took place over 3 days, 8-11 Jan, in the Karangasem Regency ...
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