Summary: This Knowledge Cafe has four main parts. The first will review the importance of cultural heritage management (CHM) in high-value landscapes and outline the key concept of biocultural resilience, with special focus on the inclusion of local and Indigenous management practices. This will be followed by frank consideration of institutional challenges, including marked differences in approach and terminology, and of the prospects for strategic alliances to advance our mutual interests. Discussion will then move on to consider how we can build CHM capacity on the ground in ways that enhance the biocultural resilience of landscapes we wish to protect while comprehensively including local and Indigenous perspectives and approaches. Finally, we will develop a realistic action plan that matches key players to specific achievable tasks.
Objectives: to share know-how, bridge differences in approach and gain the commitment of stakeholders to take concrete action to produce achievable results of mutual benefit.
1. Confirm the need for and commitment to capacity building in CHM to enhance biocultural resilience in high-value landscapes.
2. Identify key elements of a road map to establish strategic alliances for future action.
3. Create a list of key people and tasks to follow up.
14:30 -14:40 Welcome, brief introduction of KC partners and participants
14:40 – 14:45 Outline objectives, expected results, schedule and rules of the KC
14:45 – 15:00 Round table discussion of CHM and biocultural resilience in connection with Indigenous partnerships in landscape management
15:00 – 15:15 Round table discussion of institutional challenges and prospects for strategic alliances
15:15 – 15:45 Round table discussion of achievable approaches to capacity building
15:45 – 16:15 Development of a draft road map and list matching key people and tasks
16:15 – 16:30 Summary, closing