Lavina Ahuja has been involved with UNESCO Bangkok’s initiatives in capacity building for safeguarding cultural heritage resources in the region, particularly with the Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation program. In addition, she sits on the National Scientific Committee for 20th Century Architecture at ICOMOS India. She is the Associate Editor and writer for two volumes of the UNESCO publication series Asia Conserved: Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. She has a BArch from Mumbai University (India) and an MSc(Conservation) from HKU. She is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, India, as well as a Professional Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists and an individual member of the Indian National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS India). Since 2018, she has been lecturing in heritage conservation courses in the HKU Department of Real Estate and Construction, and serving as the Programme Coordinator. In 2020, she led the HKU team selected by UNESCO to prepare and present pilot online lectures for the Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course for heritage practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region to upskill and reskill core competences.
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