UNESCO World Heritage Convention Volunteers Initiative 2022

UNESCO is launching a call for volunteer experts, with a focus on local and regional experts in biodiversity and land restoration, environmental management and environmental law, as well as knowledge holders. Volunteer experts will provide technical advice, collect data, form partnerships, and train local actors, particularly indigenous people, youth, and women, so that they can share their learning and knowledge across the Networks of UNESCO designated sites and elements through targeted activities.
The Network will provide training for the restoration and conservation of key ecosystems in UNESCO designated sites, such as biosphere reserves, UNESCO global geoparks, natural and mixed World Heritage sites, and cultural landscapes, through the actions of volunteer experts. Its goal is to restore the relationship between humans and nature by promoting good practices, knowledge, and know-how that are respectful of biodiversity. It will also help to protect intangible cultural heritage, such as indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ knowledge and practices relevant to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.


Volunteer experts should be either:

  • International experts in the relevant fields, such as biology, geology, geography, land restoration, environmental management, environmental policy and law, nature conservation, heritage management, culture, social sciences, anthropology, landscape architecture, sustainable tourism;
  • Practitioners in the field of land restoration;
  • Knowledge holders, including from indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and researchers from UNESCO’s relevant Intergovernmental and International Programs and Conventions, their advisory bodies and relevant networks

DEADLINE: October 29, 2021.

To apply and for more information visit here


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