Freitag, 30. Juni 2017

The 4th International NGO Forum on World Heritage at Risk

Villa Decius, Kraków, 30 June - 1 July 2017


Friday, 30 June 2017 (Day 1)

8:30 Registration

9:00 Opening Plenary

Welcome Address by Prof. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (Chairman, Villa Decius Association) Opening by Stephan Doempke (Chairman, World Heritage Watch) Message from President Lech Wałęsa

Keynote Speech

Prof. Christina Cameron (University of Montreal) Civil Society Impact on the World Heritage Convention

10:00 Three Parallel Fora

Forum 1: Natural Properties;
Moderator: Maritta Koch-Weser (World Heritage Watch)

Robert Cyglicki (Polish NGO Coalition): Białowieża Forest. The Last European Lowland Natural Forest in Danger of Destruction by Human Intervention

Heorhi Kazulka (Belovezhskaya Pushcha - 21st Century): Belarusian Belovezhskaya Pushcha as an Example of Successful Salvation of a World Heritage Site

Dmitry Shevchenko (Ecological Watch Northern Caucasus): Ski Resort Development in the Wester Caucasus (Russia)

Ivan Blokov (Greenpeace Russia): Construction of a Military Base on Wrangel Island (Russia)

Forum 2: Historic City Centers;
Moderator: Prof. Michael Turner (Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem)

Gerry Proctor (Engage Liverpool): A Message to UNESCO from the People of Liverpool

Herbert Rasinger (Initiative Stadtbildschutz): For a High-Rise Building Tycoon, Vienna's City Council Risks Losing the Town's World Heritage Status (Austria)

María Rosa Muñoz Barriga: Tourism and the Strategy of the ‘Entrepreneurial City’ in Quito (Ecuador)

Khadija Shekue Famau (Save Lamu) Lamu Old Town (Kenya): Threats at the Door

Forum 3: Cultural Landscapes and Mixed Sites
Moderator: Elena Belokurova (Center for European and German Studies)

Klaus Thomas and Elke Greiff-Gossen (Rheinpassagen Citizens' Initiative): The Upper Middle Rhine Valley: A Risk Report (Germany)

Oksana Gourinovitch: Spaces of Flows: The Water and Green System in Minsk

Emilija Apostolova (Ohrid SOS): Lake Ohrid: World Cultural and Natural Heritage in Peril (Macedonia)

Manana Tevzadze (Georgian Committee of the Blue Shield): Cultural Heritage Preservation Efforts in Upper Svaneti Communities and their Challenges (Georgia)

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Three Parallel Fora Continued

Forum 1: Natural Properties
Moderator: Geoff Law (Tasmanian Wilderness Society)

Oxana Engoyan (Public Fund Altai - 21 Century): Golden Mountains of Altai - State and Threats (Russia)

Evgeny Simonov (Rivers Without Boundaries): Planned Hydro-Electric Dams in Mongolia in the Context of the Lake Baikal Preservation (Russia)

Forum 2: Historic City Centers
Moderator: Prof. Michael Turner (Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem)

Kreshnik Merxhani (Forum for Gjirokastra): Heritage Under Pressure: The Case of the Bypass Road Project in Gjirokastra (Albania)

Ercan Ayboga (Sur Conservation Platform): Destruction of the Old City (Suriçi) of Diyarbakır since Fall 2015 and its Current Status (Turkey)

Forum 3: Cultural Landscapes and Mixed Sites
Moderator: Elena Belokurova (Center for European and German Studies)

Wiwik Dharmiasih (Yayasan Konservasi Sawah Bali): Growing Pains of the Cultural Landscape of Bali (Indonesia)

Vica Bayley (Australian Wilderness Society): The Tasmanian Wilderness: Honouring Commitments to Protect Wilderness

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Three Parallel Fora

Forum 1: Natural Sites continued
Moderator: Maritta Koch-Weser (World Heritage Watch)

Humberto Fernandez (Conservación Humana): Threats to World Heritage Sites in Mexico from Coal Mining Concessions

Frank Petersen (Waddenvereniging): Drowning by numbers. The effects of global warming and fossil fuel mining on World Heritage Wadden Sea

Günter Wippel (Uranium Network): The Threat of Uranium Mining in Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania)

Panut Hadisiswoyo (Orangutan Information Centre): Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra: Habitat for Critically Endangered Wildlife Faces New Threats (Indonesia)

Geoff Law (on behalf of Earth Justice): The Legal Responsibility of States to Reduce their Contributions to Climate Change. A Great Barrier Reef Case Study

Forum 2: Monuments and Sites
Moderator: Prof. Christina Cameron University of Montreal)

Dr. Kate Fielden (Stonehenge Alliance): Road Widening at Stonehenge: The Civic Role in Exposing the Threat of Major Damage to a World Heritage Site

Marina Nikolaeva (Pskov Society for the Protection of Monuments): Prospective World Heritage Sites in the Historical Centre of Pskov (Russia)

Irina Nikiforova (Initiative for St. Andrew's Passage): Threats to St. Sofia Cathedral through Urban Development in Kiev (Ukraine)

Manana Tevzadze (Georgian Committee of the Blue Shield): Dilemmas of Safeguarding Monuments at Mtskheta, Bagrati and Gelati (Georgia)

Imrana Tiwana (Save Lahore Movement): The Orange Train Project: Civil Society's Role in Safeguarding World Heritage Sites

Forum 3: World Heritage Properties and Indigenous Peoples
Moderator: Nigel Crawhall (Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee)

Melody Lepine (Mikisew Cree First Nation): Mikisew Cree First Nation’s Call to Better Safeguard Wood Buffalo National Park

Mohamed Ag Ewangaye and Nigel Crawhall (Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee): Tuareg Heritage and International Obligations: Aïr & Ténéré World Heritage Site in Niger

Joseph Itongwa (IPACC) and Tatjana Puschkarsky (OrigiNations): A Culture and Human Rights Centered Approach at the Tri-National de la Sangha, Central Africa

Leburu Molatedi Andrias and Diphetogo Anita Lekgowo (Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee): World Heritage Sites in Botswana - Indigenous Perspectives

Kate Saunders and Tenzin Choekyi (International Campaign for Tibet): The Qinghai Hoh Xil WH Nomination and Tibetan Mobile Patoralism (China)

16:30 Coffee break

17:00 Plenary Session: WHW Global Networking Meeting

18:00 End of Day 1