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Caribbean Training Couse in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers for World Heritage

photoHis Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi , Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, gave remarks on June 5, 2012 at the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites in New Kingston.

The Government of Japan, through the Japanese Funds-in-Trust Project to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), provided financial support for the Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers held in Kingston, Jamaica from June 5-15, 2012.

The Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, His Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi gave remarks on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the Training Course held at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston on June 5, 2012. Ambassador Yamaguchi indicated that the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Preservation of World Heritage was established in 1989 to benefit the world and mankind. He further stated that this 10-day “Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers for World Heritage” was provided from a special allocation of funds to Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) of US$1 million, of which the Caribbean region was assigned the biggest amount of US$338,000.-

Also in attendance at this event which was sponsored by the Government of Japan, was Mr. Masami Shukunobe, Resident Representative of JICA Jamaica Office.

Sixteen (16) Caribbean countries took part in this 10-day training programme, which had as its main objective “to strengthen professional capacities in the Caribbean Countries in preparing nomination dossiers and increase the number and quality of nominations of cultural and heritage sites with a focus on sites of memory in the Caribbean.”

photoHis Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi & Madame Yamaguchi exchange greetings with Mr. Masami Shukunobe, Resident Representative of JICA Jamaica Office.

photoCopyright Photos: UNESCO, Kingston Office

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