The Solomon Islands joined the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage last year. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism will organise a Capacity Building Workshop on the Implementation of the ICH Convention in the Solomon Islands in Honiara from 29 April to 3 May 2019.
The Workshop will bring together some 40 participants, including the government officials, ICH holders and practitioners, community leaders, NGOs, and representatives of the Women and Youth Councils in order to build capacity for the implementation of the ICH Convention at the national level.
With some 70 local languages, the ICH in the Solomon Islands reflects its diversity. Their living heritage is under development pressure and threats from urbanization, natural disasters, and climate change. The Workshop intends to address specific challenges and opportunities facing the ICH safeguarding in the Solomon Islands. The Workshop will also provide the opportunity to discuss the role and significance of the Community-based ICH inventorying in East Rennel, World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands.UNESCO Apia Office