Module 7: Post-Conflict and Cataclysms: Challenges and Prospects




World Digital Francophone University (UNFM)




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This course illustrates the treatment of different types of heritage after exposure to conflicts or cataclysms. It is taught by knowledge experts from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. This is available through e-patrimoines, an e-learning training program launched by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (Directorate General of Cultural Heritage–Department of European and International Affairs). It was undertaken in partnership with the University Agency of the Francophonie (AUF) and the World Digital Francophone University (UNFM).

In the context of natural disasters, cultural heritage is increasingly recognized as an essential element for resilient societies. As such, cultural heritage needs to be fully integrated into the disaster risk reduction cycle. This course attempts to illustrate a wide array of heritage-based solutions employed to manage risks related to conflicts or cataclysms.

Some of the course contents are:

  • Integrated risk management strategies by strengthening local dynamics
  • Flood risk management
  • Cultural heritage and major risk plans
  • Heritage and vulnerability of historic monuments and sites
  • Protection and preservation of manuscripts