This webinar has been organized by the Italian Ministry of Culture as part of preparations for discussion at the G20 meeting happening this July. The following text is from the Climate Heritage Network who helped organize the session:

The crucial role that culture-related knowledge and skills production and acquisition play in local socio-economic development will be explored at a webinar entitled ‘Human Capital – The Driver of Culture-led Regeneration.’ This webinar is being held on 13 April from 12h to 16h40 CEST (Rome time). It is another in a series of webinars being held within the framework of the 2021 G20 culture work stream, which includes priority areas on ‘Building Capacity Through Training and Education’ as well as on climate change and culture.

Cultural heritage professionals are increasingly asked to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. This has special implications in light of the climate crisis, which demands new multi-disciplinary approaches in areas such as heritage documentation, disaster risk reduction, vulnerability assessment, conservation, education and training as well as in the ways heritage sites are presented to visitors.

This intersection of climate change, sustainable development, culture and capacity building will be specifically addressed during Session 2 of the 13 April webinar, which runs from 13h15 to 14h15 CEST.  This session will be co-chaired by Ewan Hyslop, Historic Environment Scotland and Julianne Polanco, California Office of Historic Preservation. Ewan and Juli are also Co-Chairs of the Climate Heritage Network. Albino Jopela, Head of Programmes African World Heritage Fund, and CHN Co-Chair for Africa and the Arab States, will present on the CVI Africa project.  The CHN is helping to execute this project along with partners around the world.  Alison Tickell of Julie’s Bicycle, another CHN member, will also present in the 13 April session.

As with the other G20 culture work stream webinars, the programme aims to provide policymakers of G20 countries with the latest evidence to define clear policy objectives and to jointly pursue them through coordinated action. The objective of the webinar is to single out common points for policy design and action for consideration by G20 countries in the relevant fora.

Review the full programme for the 13 April webinar here.

Stream the webinar live on YouTube here.

You can also view the previous webinar in this series, entitled Preserving Cultural Heritage, Supporting the Green Transition.