Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO

41 element(s)

Emergency workshop on nominations for Iraq
26/28-12-2015Amman, Jordan (Iraq)

Emergency workshop on community-based inventorying for Iraq
19/24-12-2015Amman, Jordan (Iraq)

Information Session Capacity-building programme
01/04-12-2015Windhoek (Namibia)

10th session of the Intergovernmental Committee
30-11-2015/04-12-2015Windhoek (Namibia)

Final workshop in Sao Tomé and Principe: community-based inventories for a national safeguarding strategy of cultural intangible heritage
23/27-11-2015Sao Tome (Sao Tome and Principe)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
16/20-11-2015Apia (Samoa)

Training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention in Angola
09/13-11-2015Luanda (Angola)

Refresher workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
08/15-11-2015Luang Prabang (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Regional symposium on the development of post-graduate degrees focusing on intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region
02/03-11-2015Bangkok (Thailand)

Training workshop on the preparation of nomination files for the Convention’s lists and of requests for international assistance.
02/06-11-2015Nabeul (Tunisia)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at national level
25/29-10-2015Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Training Workshop on Community-Based Inventorying in Monaco
22-10-2015Monaco (Monaco)

Community-based inventorying workshop in Norway
19/23-10-2015Trondheim (Norway)

Transmission workshop from elderly to younger Kallawayas
17/22-10-2015Curva (Bolivia (Plurinational State of))

Meeting of the Bureau
06-10-2015Paris (France)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
05/09-10-2015Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Africa: A workshop for expert facilitators from the region
28-09-2015/02-10-2015Constantine (Algeria)

Training on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Fiji
25/29-09-2015Suva (Fiji)

Training workshop on community-based inventorying
23-09-2015/03-10-2015Ribeira Grande de Santiago (Cabo Verde)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
14/18-09-2015Taunggyi (Myanmar)

Transmission workshop from elderly to younger Kallawayas
13/18-09-2015Charazani (Bolivia (Plurinational State of))

Inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Ecuador
02/07-09-2015Loja (Ecuador)

Inventorying of living heritage in Ecuador
24/29-08-2015Riobamba (Ecuador)

Training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention
27/31-07-2015Praia (Cabo Verde)

Suriname taking important strides towards the safeguarding of its living heritage
27/31-07-2015Paramaribo (Suriname)

Worskhop on Providing Technical Assistance to States Parties requesting International Assistance
20/22-07-2015Paris (France)

Third meeting of category 2 centres in the field of intangible cultural heritage
06/08-07-2015Guiyang (China)

Collective steps in inventorying and safeguarding living heritage in Ecuador
24/29-06-2015Portoviejo (Ecuador)

Training Workshop on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
08/12-06-2015Valposchiavo (Switzerland), Tirano (Italy) (Italy)

Developing a follow-up and evaluation mechanism for capacity-building activities
01/03-06-2015Paris (France)

A stakeholder’s workshop on Eritrean Cultural and Natural Heritage Legislation
26/27-05-2015Asmara (Eritrea)

Palestinian Law on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
18/19-05-2015Ramallah (Palestine)

Workshop on strengthening the policy and legal framework for the safeguarding of ICH in Nigeria.
14-05-2015Abuja, Nigeria (Nigeria)

Training workshop on the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage - Moving towards an ICH Inventory for a State of Goa
27/28-04-2015Goa, India (India)

ADTCA needs assessment in Sudan
03/10-04-2015Khartoum (Sudan)

Expert meeting on a model code of ethics for intangible cultural heritage
30-03-2015/01-04-2015Valencia (Spain)

Workshop on community-based inventorying of living heritage
30-03-2015/10-04-2015Sao Tome and Principe (Sao Tome and Principe)

Joint workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
22/28-02-2015Willemstad (Curaçao)

Training Workshop on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of theIntangible Cultural Heritage
17/19-02-2015Goma Nord-KIVU (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Training on the 2003 Convention
09/13-02-2015Beirut, Lebanon (Syrian Arab Republic)

Training of trainers workshop on safeguarding plans and policy support for intangible cultural heritage for facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region
19/23-01-2015Shenzhen (China)

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Training of trainers workshop on safeguarding in Asia-Pacific

What are the knowledge and skills required to elaborate safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage effectively? How to acquire these competencies successfully? These questions are at the centre of a training workshop with eleven expert facilitators and ten UNESCO culture officers involved in implementing the global capacity-building strategy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia Pacific region. Participants will test a new interactive methodology that UNESCO elaborated for this purpose and, furthermore, discuss new training approaches in two other thematic areas: policy development and gender.

The International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP) is hosting and generously supporting this training of trainers workshop on safeguarding plans and policy support, which will take place from 19 to 23 January 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Five specialists from China identified by CRIHAP are participating as observers in the training that UNESCO is co-facilitating together with Mr. Rieks Smeets and Ms. Janet Blake, both senior specialists on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The Shenzhen training workshop on safeguarding plans and policy support for intangible cultural heritage is addressed to UNESCO-trained facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region who have substantial experience in providing training and advisory services in the context of UNESCO’s global capacity building strategy for the effective implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003). It will furthermore welcome some additional experts selected to become future facilitators together with colleagues from the Region’s Field Offices and five Chinese experts. In total the workshop will bring together 26 participants.

The focus of the training is on elaborating safeguarding plans, because this theme was identified as a priority need in recent programme review meetings held with facilitators and Field Office colleagues in several regions. Indeed, without mastering the skills and knowledge required to elaborate solid plans for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, safeguarding is not sustainable. Well-conceived, time-bound and budgeted safeguarding plans are furthermore a requirement for obtaining International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund for safeguarding projects and for preparing nomination files for the Urgent Safeguarding List.

Therefore, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section developed a methodology on this topic, and will invite participating experts to provide feedback in order to finalize the materials. Similarly, UNESCO will share with participants for feedback and advice the progress made in developing training approaches and materials on two other themes: policy development and gender. These topics figured prominently in the recent evaluation of UNESCO’s standard-setting work of the Culture Sector, which concluded that they deserve more attention in the capacity-building programme. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage endorsed the recommendation in a decision about the follow-up to the Evaluation (DECISION 8.COM 5.c.1).

The purpose of the training workshop is thus two-fold: it intends to upgrade participants’ competencies in the areas of safeguarding, policy development and gender, while at the same time drawing upon experts’ knowledge and experience for advice.

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