7. Internationales NGO Forum – Baku Azerbaijan

7. internationales NGO Forum Baku Azerbaijan mit WHW und Mechthild Rössler

“EkoSfera” Sosial-Ecological Center, Baku, 29 June 2019


9:00 Plenary Session

Welcome by Stephan Doempke, World Heritage Watch
Welcome by Firuza Sultan-zade, “EkoSfera” Social-Ecological Center

9:15 Perspectives of Cooperation of Civil Society and Statutory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention

Moderator: Stephan Doempke

Mechtild Roessler, Director, UNESCO Division for Heritage and World Heritage Centre (tbc)
Toshiyuki Kono, President, International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Peter Shadie, Director World Heritage Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

Suggested Items for Discussion:
Time and Place of Future WHW Fora
Potential contributions of WHW to IUCN and ICOMOS
General Conferences Common Goals and Activities for the 50th Anniversary of the WH Convention

10:45 Coffee break and Group Photo

11:15 Plenary Session: Policy Papers – Moderator: Stephan Doempke

Policy Paper on Climate Change
Presenter: Adam Markham, Union of Concerned Scientists

Policy Paper on Hydroelectric Dams
Presenter: Eugene Simonov, Rivers without Boundaries Coalition

Nature at Risk – How Politicization is Limiting the Effectiveness of the World Heritage Convention
Presenter: Olivia de Willermin, Worldwide Fund for Nature

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Plenary Session

World Heritage Watch Networking Meeting – Moderator: Stephan Doempke

Suggested Items for Discussion
Planning of work on Policy Issues
Preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Convention
Working modalities of WHW

15:15 Parallel Sessions

  1. Azerbaijan NGO Networking Meeting
    Moderators: Stephan Doempke (World Heritage Watch), Firuza Sultan-zade ( SEC “EkoSfera” )
  2. Indigenous Peoples Permanent Forum on World Heritage Meeting
    Moderator: Chrissy Grant (IPPFWH)
  3. Drafting Resolutions

16:30 Coffee break

17:00 Closing Plenary

Adoption of Resolutions

18:00 End of NGO Forum

Evening Program

After the end of the Forum, participants are invited by our host NGO Ekosfera to an Excursion to the Ateshga Fire Sanctuary and Qutab Dinner Party at the Castle (Gala)

These locations are in the vicinity of the airport. We will all be taken there and return together by a chartered bus.

The Ateshga sanctuary, according to tradition is the place of origin of Zoroastrism, the so-called „religion of fire“, one of the most important heritage sites of Azerbaijan.

From there we will continue to the nearby Castle where Ekosfera has its second Center, and we will be treated to traditional Azerbaijani food, tea from the Samovar and a taste of Azeri wine.