This workshop is part of the project “Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage, related to traditional income-generating activities in Old Tbilisi” implemented by Georgian Heritage Crafts Association in the framework of UNESCO “Intangible Heritage and Creativity for Sustainable Cities” Programme. The project is supported with the generous contribution form Yong Xin Hua Yun Cultural Industrial Co.Ltd (China).
The project carried out from November 2020 till June 2021 included meetings with local community members, capacity-building activities led by International facilitators, community-based Inventory exercise of intangible cultural heritage particularly related to traditional income-generating activities in Old Tbilisi, which involved audio-visual and narrative documentation and production of promotional videos.
The wrap-up meeting aims to present and discuss the results, and lessons learned from the implementation of the project and put forward recommendations on safeguarding ICH related to income- generating activities in Tbilisi (crafts, performing arts, festivals and other traditional occupations in Old Tbilisi).
The meeting will be held in hybrid (virtual and physical) format.
The two-day workshop gathered national teams from four West African countries to create awareness of the immense potential for achieving SDG 4 and safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through the integration of living heritage in formal and non-formal education. At the same time, it built the capacities of relevant stakeholders in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to develop and implement policies that will support this initiative at all levels of the educational system in the target Member States. In doing so, this activity supports an accelerated achievement of SDG 4.7, and encourage the safeguarding of the living heritage by communities and authorities.
Online (United Arab Emirates)
The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO, jointly with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage), are organizing an online capacity building workshop dedicated to “Developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage in Greece” within the framework of the UNESCO GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING STRATEGY FOR THE INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE, between May 31st and June 4th, 2021.
The training at national level will be conducted by two experienced facilitators from the UNESCO’s facilitator’s global network, Ms Harriet Deacon and Ms Benedetta Ubertazzi, and will be tailored to the hosting country’s specific needs.
The topics to be developed in the training are: introduction to the UNESCO Convention and its relation to sustainable development; introduction to safeguarding under the 2003 ICH Convention; implementation of the Convention in Greece and requirements for safeguarding plans at a national level; challenges and opportunities for developing safeguarding plans in Greece; an overview step by step of developing safeguarding plans; working with representatives of communities to develop safeguarding plans: examples of approaches; examples of involving communities in safeguarding planning in Greece; developing safeguarding strategies integrating the sustainable development factor; ways of linking the development of safeguarding plans in Greece to the process of Periodic Reporting
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the facilitators have prepared a flexible programme. Apart from the foreseen significant group work in intriguing sub-topics, the programme also includes concrete examples from Greece, with the presentation of the participants. Finally, international guests are invited to participate and contribute on specific sub-topics. The training starts on Monday, May 31st 2021 in the Zoom platform.
Programme - English-