25/06/2018 - 29/06/2018

UNESCO Office in Apia with the support of International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP)a Category 2 Centre, held a Capacity Building Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Community Resilience with the Vanuatu Cultural Centre from April 23 to 27, 2018 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Since Vanuatu’s ratification in 2010, this is the first time the State received a capacity-building training under the framework of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. A total of 25 trainees, including officials from Vanuatu cultural organizations, researchers and ICH practitioners in the community, attended the workshop. UNESCO-accredited facilitators, Mr. Richenel Ansano and Mr. Sipiriano Nemani Ranuku, delivered lectures on basic concepts of the Convention, implementation obligation and inventorying steps.