From 26 November to 1 December 2018, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will come together for its thirteenth session in Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius. Nearly 800 participants – representatives of States Parties, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions and other stakeholders –
The Ministry of Culture of Senegal and the UNESCO Office in Dakar organized from 15 to 22 October 2018 a capacity-building workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage at the Blaise Senghor Cultural Centre in Dakar. 15 stakeholders including directors and associates of regional
The UNESCO Office in Nairobi, the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and the National Museum of Kenya organized a community-based inventorying workshop from 8 to 23 October in Lamu, Kenya. The workshop, facilitated by a UNESCO-trained intangible cultural heritage facilitator, strengthened the capacity
The project “Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage” made major strides towards raising safeguarding capacities on a national level. Three capacity-building activities were organized between 2014 and 2018, equipping a wide range of
From 29 October to 7 November, 2018 the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section and UNESCO-UNEVOC will co-host a virtual conference on ‘Integrating the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in technical and vocational education and training (TVET)’. The conference, which comes under the new priority on
At its first meeting, the National Committee of Eritrea adopted an Action Plan for 2018 to 2020, which outlines the main actions to be undertaken for safeguarding Eritrea’s intangible cultural heritage, namely the implementation of safeguarding measures, elaboration of inventories and international cooperation.