Mr Julius Mwahunga holds a degree in Education, a Masters in Development Studies and Heritage Management from the University of Nairobi and University of Kent respectively. He was trained in disaster mitigation of urban cultural heritage at Ritsumeikan University in Japan and gender and human rights in Uppsala University in Sweden. He also drafted nomination files for the Intangible Heritage lists and worked on community-based inventorying projects. He has consulted for UNESCO Addis Ababa liaison office as well as in Liberia on a Needs Assessment to strengthen capacities to safeguard intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development. He has facilitated workshops on the implementation of the convention in the United Republic of Tanzania; community Based inventorying in Zanzibar. He as well facilitated a workshop on Intergovernmental mechanisms for the safeguarding of the intangible Cultural heritage Abuja Nigeria.He is one of the experts selected by the Secretariat to develop the Ethical Principles for Intangible Cultural Heritage practitioners and Researchers adopted by the Committee in its 10th Session in Windhoek, Namibia.
Working experience in:
Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Spain, United Republic of Tanzania