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Welcome to World Heritage Catalysis!

- a community of practice and online co-production platform.

We live in times of disruptions and transformative change. Many local communities living in and around World Heritage sites have experienced a dramatic shift in circumstances as global tourism has gone from 'over-tourism' to economic collapse in the local tourism economy. While some communities are seeking to rebuild tourism in a more sustainable way, others are supporting a more transformative change towards more resilient and possibly regenerative local economies. 

Common heritage of mankind including natural and cultural sites recognised through the UNESCO World Heritage Convention (1972) for their Outstanding Universal Value to humanity has long served as resources in our current growth based global economy. Embodying the wonders of nature and creativeness of humankind these commons hold transformative potential in shaping a future we want. This will require integrated and innovative management approaches with on-going cooperation and capacity development.

World Heritage Catalysis is facilitating a commons based peer-production platform inviting professionals and civil society to engage in efforts enhancing adaptive and transformative capacity. Follow the links below to explore how you can get involved and become a collaborative change agent - a catalyst - for positive change in your organisation and local community.

THE HUB - the resources
THE CLUB - the global network