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Disaster Risk Management and Cultural Heritage in Central America and Dominican Republic : Executive Summary (English)

Cultural heritage reflects the knowledge and history passed down through a society from one generation to another. In the region, where poverty and inequality are the main drivers of risk, heritage plays a fundamental role in strengthening community resilience and social inclusion. The Understanding Risk Central America (URCA) forum shed light on the interest and potential that exists in Central America and Dominican Republic to integrate Cultural Heritage—in the broadest sense, which includes both tangible and intangible assets—within Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The Forum helped lay the foundations for establishing regional-level cooperative activities aimed at strengthening the cultural sector and contributing to more sustainable tourism. New challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have made the goals of the forum even more relevant.

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Newman,James P.

Disaster Risk Management and Cultural Heritage in Central America and Dominican Republic : Executive Summary (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/350171602614369657/Disaster-Risk-Management-and-Cultural-Heritage-in-Central-America-and-Dominican-Republic-Executive-Summary