Programme

PRE-SYMPOSIUM: VISIT TO BHAKTAPUR (14 April 2016)
A pre-symposium visit to Bhaktapur has been planned for the 14th of April. If you are interested in going to this, please email heritagetourism2016@gmail.com.

10.00 am Leave from Patan
11.00 am Arrive in Bhaktapur
11.00 am – 12.30 pm Guided tour of Bhaktapur and insight into Bisket Jatra by Shyam Sundar Kawan
12.30 pm – 3.30 pm Self-exploration
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Return back to Patan

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HERITAGE AND TOURISM: EXPLORING ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR POST-DISASTER REHABILITATION (15 – 16 April 2016)

Day 1: 15 April 2016

TIME AGENDA/TITLE SPEAKER
8:30 – 9:00 Registration / Morning Tea
INAUGURAL SESSION:  
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome Remarks: Mr. Kai Weise, President, ICOMOS Nepal

Symposium Overview: Dr. Rohit Ranjitkar

Opening Remarks: Mr. Bhesh Narayan Dahal, Director General, Department of Archaeology

Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board

Mr. Christian Manhart, Director, UNESCO Kathmandu

Vote of Thanks: Ms. Jharna Joshi, Coordinator, Symposium Organizing Committee, & Vice President, ICOMOS Nepal

9:30 – 10:15 KEYNOTE LECTURE 1: Making Tourism of Reconstruction – A strategy for cultural sustainability of Kathmandu Valley Towns Prof. Sudarshan Raj Tiwari
10:15 – 11:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE 2: Dynamics of Rehabilitating Physical Heritage Sites and Living traditions Post Disasters Ms. Sushma Iyengar
11:00 – 11:30 TEA BREAK
 
TECHNICAL SESSION 1: Chair: Neel Kamal Chapagain  
THEME B: POST-DISASTER REHABILITATION PROCESS  
11:30 – 12:00 Tourism Impact on World Heritage: Asia Pacific and Kathmandu Kai Weise
12:00 – 12:30 Investigating Violent Conflicts and Their Affects on the Cultural Heritage of the Pashtun Dominated Regions of Pakistan Asif Khan, Sahab

 

12:30 – 13:00 Hassles or delays in reconstruction in the aftermath of earthquake among the communities in affected historic cities Shyam Sunder Kawan

 

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
 
TECHNICAL SESSION 2: THEME B CONTINUED: AFTERNOON SESSION; Chair: Sirish Bhatta
14:00 – 14:30 Post disaster rehabilitation process: A Gujarat experience Chirashree Thakkar
14:30 – 15:00 Heritage as resource: A planning framework for post-earthquake reconstruction of Sankhu Monika Maharjan

 

15:00 – 15:30 Improving the Seismic Performance of Heritage Structures in Nepal:  A Spectrum Brian Planas
15:30 – 16:00 Restoring Heritage Buildings Damaged After The 2015 Earthquakes : The Case of Changu Narayan Conservation Training Project John Sanday
16:00 – 17:00 Discussion (Tea to be served in venue)  
17:00 – 18:30 Site Visit: Patan World Heritage Area Dr. Rohit Ranjitkar

 

Day 2: 16 April 2016

TIME AGENDA/TITLE SPEAKER
KEYNOTE LECTURES: Chair/Moderator: Jharna Joshi
9:00 – 9:45 KEYNOTE LECTURE 3: Rise of the artisan Raj Gyawali
9:45 – 10:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE 4: Hanumandhoka: Made in China? Anil Chitrakar

 

10:00 – 10:30 TEA BREAK
   
TECHNICAL SESSION 3
THEME C: INTERACTION BETWEEN COMMUNITIES & LANDSCAPES Chair: Neel Kamal Chapagain
10:30 – 11:00 Traditional Environmental & Resources Management System: Pulicat Lagoon a Case Xavier Benedict
11:00 – 11:30 Emergency response and sustainable trail rehabilitation through community involvement in Manaslu Marjorie van Strien, G.R. Pant

 

11:30 – 12:00 Reconstruction from the rubble: Celebrating communities and process of rehabilitation Prarthi Nilkamal Shah
12:30 – 13:00 Aftermath of disasters: conservation and tourism Jharna Joshi
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
 
TECHNICAL SESSION 4
THEME D & E: COMMUNITIES & VISITORS AT CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES, Chair: Sirish Bhatta
14:00 – 14:30 Living Traditions on Deathbed: Investigating the Weaving Industry at Village Islampur, Swat Valley, Pakistan Sahab, Asif Khan

 

14:30 – 15:00 Managing. Visitors at World Heritage City of Kandy ,

Sri Lanka

Wasana Sirimalwatte

 

15:00 – 15:30 Post-Earthquake Economic Revival through Heritage Conservation and Tourism: Observations through the TBI-Nepal Initiative Sabina Tandukar, Padma Sundar Maharjan, Bijay Lal Singh

 

15:30 – 16:00 Post earthquake reconstruction in the historic core area of Bhaktapur Municipality: Balancing heritage conservation and tourism promotion Dr. Bijaya K Shrestha & Ms. Neeru Shilpaka
16:30 – 17:00 Tea Break  
17:00  – 18:00 DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION Moderators/Discussants: Kai Weise, Rohit Ranjitkar, Jharna Joshi, Sirish Bhatta & Neel Kamal Chapagain

 

POST-SYMPOSIUM: VISIT TO LUMBINI (17 – 18 April 2016)
Interested participants may also join the post-symposium visit to Lumbini, which will take place from 17 – 18 April 2016. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage center, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature. Places for the post-symposium visit are limited and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.