As another step to strengthen its capacity to safeguard its living heritage, community members and representatives from various institutions of Botswana, including university professionals, Departments of Culture, National Arts Councils, National Museums and Monuments and the National ICH Committees came together to participate in a capacity-building workshop on the implementation of the 2003 convention, held from the 16th to 20th of April, 2012 in Gaborone.
The major focus of the workshops was on familiarising participants with the Intangible Heritage Convention, its basic concepts, measures and mechanisms, recognizing that effective implementation depends upon profound knowledge and understanding of all the people involved in the safeguarding of living heritage.
The workshop was a part of a series of national workshops rolled out by the UNESCO Harare Cluster Office, organised within the framework of the UNESCO/Flanders Funds-in-Trust Project to strengthen national capacities for the implementation of the 2003 Convention in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It was facilitated by Mr. Stephen Chifunyise and Mr. Lovemore Mazibuko, two of the network of experts trained in UNESCO’s “Training of Trainers Workshop.”
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