The IOC, through its ICC project financed by the French Development Agency, has organized practical and technical training courses on heritage. The courses, which brought together officials from heritage administrations, were held in Mauritius, the Comoros and Madagascar.

Photo (COI): Coco weaving in the Comoros.

The training course on traditional architecture completes the mapping of the built heritage of Indianoceania through a dedicated digital tool. This tool will make it possible to compile a whole range of useful data for conservation purposes, and even more so for the compilation of files for the classification of buildings, notably with UNESCO. These initial training courses will also enable the countries (Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Union des Comores) to feed the digital tool developed for the inventory of traditional architecture.

IOC’s ICC project and architectural heritage

To date, the IOC, through its ICC project, has organized three national field training courses on the preservation of our architectural heritage. They were facilitated by Christophe Graz, Hydea expert and member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) network. The training courses were organized by HYDEA, a consulting firm specializing in cultural heritage, and the lead technical assistance provider for the IOC’s ICC project.Pour ces formations, les intervenants ont principalement privilégié des actions sur le terrain afin de se confronter aux situations concrètes et réelles. Ces activités ont permis d’interagir avec des professionnels expérimentés et d’acquérir des perspectives plus concrètes sur les défis de la préservation du patrimoine architectural en Indianocéanie.