29/05/2016 - 01/06/2016

The UNESCO Office in Amman in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Jordan implemented the workshop on “Implementation of the 2003 Convention of Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage” from 29 May till 01 June 2016 in Amman. This training is part of the UNESCO global strategy for strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention. The implementation of this workshop was very successful in many regards:
The workshop paved the way for a better understanding of the 2003 Convention and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage among the governmental and community stakeholders. As a result of the workshop, the participants were equipped with information on the importance of ICH, the UNESCO 2003 Convention for Safeguarding ICH, detailed understanding of how to apply for funding, and some other key tools for teaching and promoting ICH through the media.
This initiative attracted a wide participation of stakeholder from NGOs representing various communities across Jordan, Ministries and National Authorities involved on cultural heritage at different levels.

In order to enhance sustainability of the activity, the workshop facilitated the establishment of a working group devoted to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Jordan which is expected to contribute to the safeguarding of intangible heritage in the country in the future.

The workshop was highly successful in contributing to enhance the capacities of the national stakeholders (governmental and non) to more effectively engage in the relevant safeguarding actions, in line with ER 5 “National capacities strengthened and utilized to safeguard intangible cultural heritage, including indigenous and endangered languages, through the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention”.