UNESCO Headquarters (France)
This event is a pre-workshop webinar for incoming members from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) joining the Global facilitators network under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The webinar will gather all incoming facilitators from the LAC chapter of the global network and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to support the capacity-building programme for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention.
As recognized resource persons, the new facilitators will help to create links between the Convention and local and regional actors of living heritage safeguarding working in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The Naples Conference will explore synergies between the 1972 World Heritage Convention, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage marking its 20th anniversary this year.
As the first major event on bringing together the World Heritage and Living Heritage Conventions following MONDIACULT, this Conference will celebrate heritage in its diverse forms, fostering enhanced and new forms of safeguarding through active participations of communities. Reflecting on the achievements of the two Conventions, discussions will center around the potential of heritage as a driver of sustainable development, peace and stability.
To ensure holistic and inclusive exchanges, the Conference will gather a diverse array of global cultural stakeholders as well as renowned thinkers and community leaders. Their perspectives will inspire an innovative approach to heritage that considers the close relationships between nature and culture, tangible and intangible, as well as heritage and creativity.
The Conference will be hosted by Italy and organized by UNESCO, in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Ministry of Culture, with the support of the City of Naples.
This event is a training of trainers’ workshop for incoming members of the Global facilitators network under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, notably from Europe and North America. The workshop is organized by UNESCO in partnership with the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe, and will be hosted by the Ministry of Culture of Albania, from 23 to 27 October 2023 in Tirana, Albania.
The five-day training workshop intends to equip the new facilitators with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully support the capacity-building programme for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention at the local, national, and international levels. As recognized resource persons of the 2003 Convention, the facilitators will help to create links between the Convention and local actors of living heritage safeguarding.
Link to the event on the website of the Ministry of Culture of Albania:
Four-day training workshop on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in situations of conflict and forced displacement, including a two-day field activity on conducting community-based needs identifications for intangible cultural heritage.
Minawao Refugee Camp, Cameroon (Cameroon)