Amareswar Galla

Professor Amareswar Galla, PhD, is a professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership and UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development at the Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India. ( Prof. Galla is a champion of cultural democracy, cultural rights, gender mainstreaming, inclusive and deep ecology demonstration projects, arts policy development, intangible heritage, world heritage, indigenous peoples, intercultural dialogue, and the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals. He was the producer and editor of the flagship project and publication to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the UNESCO 1972 World Heritage Convention: World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders, Cambridge University Press & UNESCO Publishing, November 2012. (French & Korean versions in 2013). The book includes twenty-six case studies with evidence-based analyses of sustainable development and community benefits through good governance, thus becoming a major publication to mainstream culture in development discourse and for promoting integrated planning for all forms of heritage, especially tangible and intangible heritage. He founded the popular Heritage Matters Webinars addressing the triangulation of BLM, the climate crisis, and post-pandemic realities with leading-edge panelists and over 7,000 engaged participants from 147 countries.