05/08/2013 - 09/08/2013

Within the framework of the global capacity building strategy for the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, a workshop will be organized in Mozambique from 5 to 9 August 2013 that aim to reinforce national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

The first workshop will provide training on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level to officials from ARPAC (the National Institute for Socio-cultural Research), the Ministry of Culture as well as representatives of the local authorities, civil society and community leaders of the Monica District (Maputo, 5 to 9 August 2013).

This workshop, organized thanks to a generous voluntary supplementary contribution from Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, forms part of a project that targets Portuguese speaking countries in Africa. The same participants will receive further training on the community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage (Monica, 12 to 21 August 2013), organized through the project.