Within the framework of the programme activity “Supporting capacities for inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Central Asia” the Kyrgyz National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office organized a two-day training-workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention and inventorying of ICH in two regions of the Kyrgyz Republic, from 18 to 19 July 2011 in Talas and from 15 to 16 September 2011 in Osh.
The main aim of the training-workshop was to strengthen national capacities for the inventorying and managing intangible cultural heritage. Presentations highlighted goals of the Convention, obligations of State-Parties, and the Convention’s mechanisms. It provided participants with the necessary knowledge about a methodology concerning inventory making of intangible cultural heritage.
During the training-workshop 20 participants from governmental organizations, scientific institutions, NGOs and local communities discussed the current situation in the field of identification and documentation of elements of intangible cultural heritage and national strategy on safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was ratified by the Kyrgyz Republic in 2006.