Heritage As A Tool For Sustainable Development Event

Heritage as a tool for sustainable development event

On Wednesday 21 November, 18:30 – 20:00, The V&A is hosting an event in partnership with the Cultural Protection Fund exploring heritage as a tool for sustainable development. Hear from four leading, international organisations on their work to create social and economic opportunities through the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage in the Middle East and North Africa.

Construction on a new school as part of the Preserving Afghan Heritage project. © Turquoise Mountain Trust

In this fascinating discussion, chaired by historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes, representatives from Turquoise Mountain Trust, Environmental Quality International, Sustainable Preservation Initiative and Cultural Heritage Without Borders will explore the complex social contexts in which their organisations work, from rural poverty, political instability, active conflict and post-conflict areas.


Examine the approaches and experiences of these organisations, their long-term social, cultural and economic impact and discuss their ongoing efforts to deliver meaningful change and empowerment for the communities that they work within.

For more information and to book your ticket, visit the V&A website https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/kGBpJzmn/culture-in-crisis-harnessing-heritage-as-a-tool-for-sustainable-development