WHETS, incubated through World Heritage Catalysis, is currently in a concept development stage. 

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- the World Heritage Exchange Trading System

WHETS, including a marketplace and time-based medium of exchange (₩), facilitates peer-to-peer (P2P) collaborative exchanges in support of World Heritage while building inclusive, empowered and resilient communities.

WHETS is simple, free and based on the currency we all have: Time.

Earn ₩ by sharing your time and talents (1 hour = 1 ₩) and spend ₩ on assistance and/or services offered by others.

Opportunities to earn and spend ₩ are found in WHETS marketplace and Hub Store.

₩ circulate freely between individuals and organisations with a WHETS account willing to accept ₩ for their offers.

WHETS matches needs and skills of network members for potential exchange.

Through WHETS all members are valued and rewarded for their time, talents, skills, interactions and contributions. By acknowledging that everyone has something to offer, WHETS realises assets that otherwise would lie dormant in people, communities and organizations.


- for what money can't buy

 - Empowered and resilient communities -

- Co-created solutions to complex challenges -

- Participatory governance -

- Sustainable consumption and production -

- Responsible tourism and incentivised visitors -

WHETS values 

- a people centred and rights based approach

 & inclusivity

We are all assets, with something to give or share. There shall be room and opportunities for everyone to support the ideals set out through the World Heritage Convention and in efforts building community.

Redefining work
Efforts that build community, raise healthy children, revitalize neighborhoods, sustain traditions, makes democracy work, advances social justice and makes the planet sustainable is valuable work. It needs to be honored and rewarded.

Capacity is built through collaboration and reciprocity. Instead of “How can I help you?” ask “How can we help each other build the world we all will live in?”

Social networks
Joined in shared purpose we are stronger than individuals. Helping each other, we reweave communities of support, strength & trust.

Every human being matters. Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.

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How to set up a WHETS account

'WHETS in it for you'


culture & heritage attractions / cultural activities / sports activities & events / health & wellness / social gatherings / festivals / entertainment / other


local flavours / home made meals / supper clubs / a cup of tea or coffee / cooking classes / catering / community kitchens / other


hospitality / home stays / camping & glamping / shelters / other

Get around

transportation / travel & tourism / guiding & booking / vehicle rental / car pooling / lifts / other

Get it done

domestic tasks / errands & shopping / gardening / harvesting / dog walking / carpentry & crafts / painting / plumbing / electrical / mechanics / maintenance & repair / labour, assistance & services / other

Work and Learn

professional support / management / technical support / web & software development / graphic design / bookkeeping & auditing / legal support / research & innovation / other

Do good - feel better

recycling & clean-up / special needs support / special projects / support World Heritage / other

Protect World Heritage

Exchange and collaboration category accessible to World Heritage professionals and practitioners.

WHETS by Partners

With a WHETS account you can benefit from a number of partner offers. These incentives are negotiated on the basis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and specifically Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production.

Benefits by partners