Organized by Khartoum UNESCO Office in collaboration with the National Council for Cultural Heritage and Promotion of National Languages. The workshops are part of the project of “Strengthening National Capacities for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sudan”, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Department (UAE).
The side event shared opportunities and challenges related to safeguarding indigenous heritage and languages in education programmes in the context of the priority on ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education’.
Within the framework of the project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Palestinian intangible cultural heritage”, the UNESCO Ramallah Office holds the workshop on the community-based inventorying thanks to the generous support from the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism. The workshop will cover an introduction to community-based inventorying; an inventorying framework; issues of ethics and responsibilities; information generation methods and techniques; and putting community-based inventorying into practice. This training will target ICH practitioners, youth, NGOs and CBOs, universities, and local MoC staff. The workshop will include around 20 participants.
The UNESCO Ramallah Office holds the workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention thanks to the generous support from the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism within the framework of the project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Palestinian intangible cultural heritage”. The workshop will bring together around 20 participants, including staff members from concerned line ministries and key civil society actors (practitioners, NGOs, universities, experts). Two international facilitators from UNESCO‘s global network of facilitators will deliver the training on the basis of the material developed by UNESCO.
From 4 to 8 November 2019, the Living Heritage Entity is organizing “Training of trainers workshop on intangible cultural heritage to strengthen the facilitators network in the Arab States” Oujda, Morocco, within the framework of the 2003 Convention’s global capacity-building programme. The workshop is organized by with the generous support of the Agence de l’Oriental and in close collaboration with the UNESCO Rabat Office.
Bringing together more than 20 intangible cultural heritage specialists, the workshop intends to strengthen and expand the Arab States chapter of the facilitators’ network to respond to the growing demand for capacity building in the field of intangible cultural heritage in the region.
In January 2019, UNESCO and the European Union launched a new project to strengthen the connections between young people, cultural heritage and education. The project proposes an innovative approach to education by inviting teachers and learners to explore their living heritage and learn not only about it but also with and through it. In close collaboration with the UNESCO Associated Schools in the European Union (ASPnet members), UNESCO will carry out a series of activities to assist schools in identifying and mapping the living heritage present in the school community.
In this context, UNESCO will organize a workshop to explore the use of intangible cultural heritage in school-based learning from 26 to 29 October, in Vienna, Austria. Ten school teams formed by one teacher and one learner – from 11 to 18 years old – will be selected to take part in this pilot edition. During three days, they will learn more about the safeguarding of their living heritage and will develop small innovative projects integrating living heritage within the existing curricula or in extracurricular activities. Following the workshop, the school teams will be invited to implement the pilot projects in their schools with the assistance of UNESCO trained facilitators. In February 2020, the participants will come together again to share the lessons learned from their pilot projects and to formulate recommendations for the guidance materials. A short video documenting the whole pilot project is also foreseen.
The meeting was organized within the framework of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the priority on ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education’. It included field office colleagues from both the Education and Culture Sectors as well as consultants who have been working on concrete country and/or sub-regional level initiatives related to integrating intangible cultural heritage in education.
The main objectives of the meeting were to: