PM4ESD™ in the Middle East

In November last year, 39 site managers and other archaeological professionals from the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and the Department of Antiquities (DoA) attended the first part of a training course in Amman to help them apply for the Project Management for European Sustainable Development (PM4ESDTM) certification. The training is organized by the Department of Antiquities/ATHENA Project and conducted by JlagLtd.

The main goal of the training course has been to improve the capacity building of delegates for preparing 6 archaeological site management plans under a sustainable tourism approach throughout PM4ESDTM; a new qualification for the tourism sector that seeks to equip professionals with “the skills and tools necessary for effective project management”. PM4ESDTM is based on PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments) that has been adapted to the tourism sector.

A second part of the course has just taken place in January 2013. Finally, 23 delegates took the exam for the accreditation. APMG-International is the selected company to certify all the process.The certificated trainees will be able to come up with a concrete management plans that would integrate all the elements combining heritage, sustainability, tourism, local actors including NGOs, the public and private sector.

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