A national workshop on the implementation of the Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage is taking place from 16 to 20 July 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workshop, organized by UNESCO Dhaka Office in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, aims at providing a broad overview of the Convention and its Operational Directives, the obligations of the State Party and possible ways to safeguard and inventory the intangible cultural heritage with the full participation of the communities concerned.
More than twenty representatives from government and non-governmental organizations, communities, institutions and individual experts will try to analyze the challenges facing the safeguarding intangible heritage in Bangladesh, and should be equipped with new tools and knowledge to ensure a better dissemination and promotion of such heritage.
The workshop will be conducted by Harriet Deacon and Amareswar Galla, two UNESCO trained experts in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
Bangladesh on the right track (16 July 2013 – 20 July 2013)