RISK PREPAREDNESS FIELD PROJECT
TAKES OFF AT LE-MORNE, MAURITIUS
The Risk Preparedness Field Project, originally slated to start on
2ndSeptember but delayed due to unavoidable circumstances,
successfully took off on Monday, 9th September 2013 at
Le Morne Cultural Heritage Landscape World Heritage Site.
The training was officially opened by the Permanent Secretaryin
the Ministry of Arts and Culture, Mr. C.Bhugun, in the presence
of the Chairman ofAapravasiGhatHeritage Trust Fund and other
senior officials from the Ministry and the two Trust Funds that
manage the two listed heritage sites in Mauritius.
The training brings together ten international participants from
ten countries of Africa and twenty four local participants.
The international participants represent Egypt, Zambia
Namibia, Kenya, Seychelles, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland
Lesotho and the Gambia. On the other hand, local participants
represented interest groups such as the Le Morn Cultural
Landscape World Heritage Site, National Coast Guard
AapravasiGhat World Heritage Site, Mauritius Museum
Council, National Heritage fund of Mauritius, MauritiusFire
and Rescue Services, Ministry of Art and Culture, Ministry
of Local Government and Outer Islands and Local Community
Development NGOs, among others.
Tuesday, the 10th of September 2013 was an important religious public holiday in Mauritius, the Lord Ganesh Chaturti day, which celebrates the birthday of Lord Chaturti. Participants were able to join and enjoy the celebration together with the local community…experiencing the local religious culture.
The Field Project has been organized by the Africa world Heritage Fund, in collaboration with CHDA and implemented by CHDA.