Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This Just In -- News from New Delhi!

Gurmeet S. Rai at the Red Fort (New Delhi); photo by Outlook courtesy of Gurmeet Rai

Gurmeet S. Rai, is pictured here during the preparation of the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Red Fort. Gurmeet, coordinator on behalf of Cultural Resource Conservation Initiative (CRCI)/ Lime Centre for UNITWIN, will now be working with the United Nations World Tourism Organization as the cultural heritage specialist on the UNWTO international team to prepare the master plan of tourism development for the state of Punjab. This is to include livelihood opportunities and gender aspects. Gurmeet, a conservation architect, has led CRCI to take on numerous cultural heritage projects, ranging from the Integrated Tourism Development Plan for Amritsar as a major tourism destination site, to conservation of select cultural sites in Punjab through community participation with support from UNESCO and the United Nations Volunteers/UN Development Programme.