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.