Through the support of UNESCO, the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board in collaboration with the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO in Collaboration organized a conservation and management training training for site managers (GMMB Staff) from the 2-4 October.
The training workshop which was facilitated by Dr. Pascal Taruvinga of ICOMOS, aimed to help Ghana (GMMB) to address the Recommendations made by the Joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/ICCROM Advisory Mission to Ghana’s Forts and Castles earlier this year.
The opening and closing ceremony of the training were attended by the substantive and Deputy Ministers of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Secretary-General, NATCOM, the Head of Office, UNESCO Accra and the GMMB Executive Director as well as sections of the media.
The Ministers indicated their unflinching support and commitment towards addressing the Decision of the 43rd Session of the Word Heritage Committee Meeting held at Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Hon. Minister also mentioned Government’s decision to set up a Heritage Fund to help in addressing heritage issues in the country.
In addition to Dr. Taruvinga’s thought provoking and insightful presentations, NATCOM also made a presentation on the benefits of UNESCO’s Participation Program and how the participants could take advantage of it.