The Living Heritage Entity is organizing the workshop in close collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice) and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe (Sofia), which is generously hosting the training in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 1 to 3 October 2019.
The workshop will focus on the theme of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development with reference to the dedicated chapter of the Operational Directives on this topic and in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will be structured as follows:
The workshop will also be an occasion to share the information on the latest developments in the life of the 2003 Convention.
Within the framework of the project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Egypt for sustainable development”, generously funded by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, UNESCO Office in Cairo organizes the training on preparation of nomination files and international assistance requests. This activity will consist of a 5 day workshop on the preparation of nominations files, including national and multinational files for the Representative List, and national files for the Urgent Safeguarding List, and the identification of ICH elements for future nominations. Another important focus of this workshop will be on the elaboration of international assistance requests.
The 7th annual meeting of the category 2 centres active in the field of intangible cultural heritage will be held from 2 to 3 September 2019 in Algiers, Algeria. Hosted by the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa (CRESPIAF) under the auspices of UNESCO, the meeting will follow up on the six previous annual meetings.
A sub-regional meeting for ICH safeguarding in Northeast Asia was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 28 to 29 August 2018 on ‘ICH in Education: Towards Joint Collaboration for Promoting ICH in Formal and Non-Formal Education’.
The meeting was co-organized by the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and the UNESCO Beijing Office to explore the relationship between the safeguarding of ICH and education. Participants discussed conceptual issues and concrete examples of how ICH safeguarding can be integrated in formal and non-formal education. Special attention was paid to the role of governments, communities, schools and actors from non-formal education programmes with the aim of creating a sustainable network to exchange practices concerning ICH safeguarding and education, as well as to promote sub-regional collaboration.
Participants included government officials, representatives of National Commissions for UNESCO, coordinators and teachers from the UNESCO Associated School Project network (ASPnet) and representatives of civil society from five Northeast Asian countries (China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea). The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Section, UNESCO Bangkok Office, International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP) and the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCI) also participated in the meeting.
The meeting was hosted by the National Commission of Mongolia for UNESCO with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia.
On August 19 and 20, the Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Towards Intersectoral Development of Public Policies will take place in the Library and Central Archive of the National Congress of Asunción (Paraguay).
The event, organized by UNESCO Montevideo jointly with the National Secretariat of Culture of Paraguay and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America (CRESPIAL) and with the support of the Network of Academic Cooperation in Intangible Cultural Heritage for Latin America and the Caribbean (ReCA PCI LAC), will focus on the intersectoral nature of intangible cultural heritage and capacity-building in intangible cultural heritage in the country.
Library and Central Archive of the National Congress of Asuncion (Paraguay)
Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)
A five-day workshop will be organized for the platform members and trainers who received training on inventory making within the framework of the project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Egypt for sustainable development”, generously funded by Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism Authority. It will aim to provide technical and educational tools to participants for the development of safeguard plans particularly from inventory making. The training will be jointly led by two Arabic-speaking facilitators and the coordinator of the project from the UNESCO Office in Cairo. The two facilitators will use the UNESCO educational materials and will work on adapting them to the country context.
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The Living Heritage Entity within UNESCO’s Culture Sector will organize in collaboration with the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa (CRESPIAF), a training for trainers’ workshop in order to strengthen UNESCO’s global network of facilitators in Africa. This workshop will take place from 9 to 13 July 2019 in Algiers, Algeria.
The workshop is part of the Global capacity-building programme for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. For five days, new network members, accompanied by experienced members, will be prepared for their role as facilitators and familiarized with training materials, so that they can in turn provide training and advisory services to States and communities.
Today, the network is composed of 135 facilitators around the world, of which 47 are in Africa. By including new facilitators, this workshop will not only serve to meet the high demand for capacity-building in Africa but also respond to the challenges in the implementation of the Convention.
Jeonju (Republic of Korea)
The workshop on inventorying with the participation of communities under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage builds on the results of the workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention held in February 2019 aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills to design and facilitate an inventory approach based on the collective commitment and adapted to the particular situation of the communities. Facilitated by two members of the UNESCO’s facilitators’ network, the workshop will cover the themes of participatory inventory work under the 2003 Convention, possible frameworks for participatory inventory work, ethics and responsibilities, methods and techniques of inventorying, as well as a field practicum. The workshop is organized within the framework of the project “Strengthening capacities for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention of the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Lebanon”, generously funded by the Japan Funds-in-Trust.