12/08/2013 - 21/08/2013

Within the framework of the global capacity building strategy for the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, a workshop will be organized in Mozambique from 12 to 21 August 2013 that aim to reinforce national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

Through this workshop, officials from ARPAC (the National Institute for Socio-cultural Research), the Ministry of Culture as well as representatives of the local authorities, civil society and community leaders of the Monica District will familiarize themselves with principles and methods of community based inventorying of living heritage (Monica, 12 to 21 August 2013). It is hoped that some of the participants will become facilitators who then will provide further training in Mozambique and in other Portuguese speaking countries in Africa.

This workshop, organized thanks to a generous voluntary supplementary contribution from Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, forms part of a project that targets Portuguese speaking countries in Africa. The same participants will first receive training on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level, (Maputo 5 to 9 August 2013) organized through the project.