The Coa Valley cultural project was presented as an exemplary case of heritage preservation at the International World Heritage Seminar – Chapada do Araripe, which took place in the cities of Juazeiro do Norte, Crato and Nova Olinda (Ceará, Brazil), between the 6 and 9 August, promoted by the Federation of Commerce of Goods, Services and Tourism of the State of Ceará (FECOMÉRCIO), branch of the Social Service of Commerce (SESC), and the Casa Grande Foundation – Memorial of Kariri Man, which marks the beginning of the application process of the geographical accident of Chapada do Araripe and the archaeological site that crosses the states of Ceará, Piauí and Pernambuco as a World Heritage Site. The Coa Park Foundation was one of the entities that subscribed the conclusions of the meeting, which will trigger, in the coming months, the efforts to include this heritage in the indicative list of the Brazilian nation, followed by the preparation of the application to be analyzed by UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
The presence of the Coa Park Foundation in Northeast Brazil also allowed signing technical and scientific cooperation agreements with Casa Grande Foundation – Kariri Man Memorial, Cariri Archeology Institute Dr. Rosiane Lima Verde, Regional University do Cariri and the UNESCO Araripe Geopark. Under this institutional approach, cooperation projects based on mutual interest and benefit, equality and reciprocity will be developed through:
a) exchange of human resources, without prejudice of their functional activities;
b) exchange of scientific and technological information;
c) organization of seminars, symposia, and conferences;
d) organization of exhibitions;
e) other forms of scientific, cultural, technological and administrative cooperation to be agreed upon by the underwriting institutions.
In the state of Piaui, conferences and meetings were held with the Museum of Archeology and Paleontology of the Federal University of Piauí and the Museum of the American Man Foundation (FUMDHAM), the managing entity of the Museum of the American Man, Museum of Nature and Serra da Capivara National Park, an emblematic American rock art site, also included since 1991 in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Similar cooperation protocols with these institutions are expected to be signed shortly.