18/01/2016 - 23/01/2016
Cabo Verde

From 18 to 22 January, the Cultural Heritage Institute of Cabo Verde (IPC) and UNESCO organize the final workshop evaluating the results of the inventory field work. Following a practical training in July last, 17 community members and 13 culture officers pursued with the identification and documentation of xxx elements in the communities of Centro histórico, Salineiro and Calabaceira in Ribeira Grande de Santiago. On the basis of these findings, the actors, beholders and cultural officers can then deduce lessons learnt and develop a national strategy for the safeguarding of ICH in all of Cabo Verde’s territory founded on community-based inventories.
For the sake of continuity and in view of strengthening cooperation among PALOP countries in Africa, the senior expert from the Mozambican Institute for Socio-Cultural Research (ARPAC) will facilitate the workshop. Moreover, a representatives from the Department for Culture of the Secretary of State for Youth, Culture and Sport of Guinea-Bissau and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Angola will participate to share experience with their home institutions who follow the same training programme.
This workshop was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Government of Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.