Speakers from sessions 1-5 and session 7, will be pre-selected by the Symposium’s Scientific Committee members.
Speakers for session 6 will be selected on the basis of technical proposal submissions for revitalising the Eastern Buddha niche.
Technical Meeting - 27th-29th September
Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Government of Japan
Plenary Session: Intentional destruction of cultural heritage and UNESCO’s response
Session 1: An overall review of the emergency safeguarding interventions atthe Bamiyan World Heritage Property implemented since 2003
Session 2: Deliberate destruction of heritage and its recovery
Session 3: Heritage reconstruction in theory
Session 4: Heritage reconstruction in practice – opportunities and challenges
Session 5: Community participatory approaches to reconstruction and interpretation – anthropological approach
Session 6: Proposal presentations for revitalising the Eastern Buddha statue
Session 7: Drafting/adoption of Tokyo Declaration
Public Symposium - 30th September
Session 1: The Future of the Bamiyan World Heritage Site
Top photograph: Jonathan Rider