Una segunda serie de talleres sobre la transmisión de conocimientos y prácticas de los médicos experimentados a jóvenes Kallawayas aprendices se celebraron del 17 al 22 de octubre de 2015 en Curva, una de las cunas de los médicos Kallawayas, en la provincia de Bautista Saavedra.
Se trataron temas que iban desde las prácticas de parto y las enfermedades de las mujeres y los niños a la prevención y cura de enfermedades respiratorias, enfermedades digestivas y enfermedades de los ancianos. Más de 30 participantes Kallawayas pudieron mejorar sus conocimientos acerca de la confección inventarios con participación de las comunidades y recibieron une formación en técnicas audiovisuales de recogida de información.
Tras los talleres, los participantes compartieron los resultados del proyecto con otras comunidades de la provincia que asistieron a la sesión final. Este último taller destacó la importancia no sólo de los conocimientos y prácticas Kallawaya sino del patrimonio cultural inmaterial en general en la búsqueda de respuestas a los desafíos que surgen en la construcción de la paz y el desarrollo sostenible.
Con estos talleres culminan las actividades realizadas en el marco del proyecto “La salvaguardia del patrimonio cultural inmaterial de las comunidades Kallawaya”, que ha sido posible gracias a los esfuerzos de las autoridades Kallawaya, del Ministerio de Culturas y Turismo, de la Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” y de la UNESCO así como al apoyo generoso y continuo del Gobierno de Japón.
Curva (Bolivia (Estado Plurinacional de))
Sede de la UNESCO (Francia)
Mongolia was very eager to undertake this workshop that included field visits to communities to research ICH elements and practice drafting nomination dossier. Two groups visited and interviewed practitioners at the camp, while three other groups visited ICH practitioners in their communities.
The five groups explored:
1. Traditional steel carving art – Double carving technique of Suriya;
2. Horse culture: Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customs;
3. Mongolian traditional shaman’s knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe;
4. Traditional technique of coin-table embroidery;
5. Horse culture: Traditional knowledge and technique of making horse tools, such as a bridle, halter, whips, tri-hobble and swift horse scraper.
Curaçao focused its field exercise on the elements of kachu, the harvest festival and playing the benta. Ten participants (5 females and5 males) were selected from different NGOs and were trained by a local anthropologist and the director of the focal institution for the implementation of the Convention (who also participated in all training workshops). The training utilized the UNESCO training materials for Field Inventory, which were translated into Papiamento). Participants were able to undertake secondary documentation on the elements as primary documentation was not possible due to the seasonal nature of kachu use and because no performances were planned during this period where the benta would have been played. Arrangements were made for primary documentation during the harvest season, so the team could document the use of kachu during harvest (seú) as well as during the elaborate harvest parade. Documentation consisted of interviews and demonstrations. Playing the benta was shown along with the interview. Instructions on how it was made were given during the beginning of the two‐day training by a benta maker and player. The kachu session also included more elaborate demonstrations of construction of this instrument.
Boubon, Agadez (Níger (el))
With the generous support of the Algerian ‘National Centre of Research on Prehistory, Anthropology and History’ in Algeria (CNRPAH) and the ‘Manifestation Constantine, capitale de la culture arabe 2015’, UNESCO convenes a UNESCO expert workshop on supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage, in Constantine, Algeria, from 28 September to 2 October 2015.
The main objective of the workshop is to improve UNESCO’s impact in providing policy support to national authorities in Africa for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention.
The first three days of the workshop are dedicated to the principal theme of policy development (28 to 30 September), while the last two days (1 to 2 October) focus on reviewing the implementation of the global capacity-building programme in Africa to date.
More specifically, the workshop aims at the following:
The workshop addresses primarily UNESCO-certified facilitators from the Africa Region, who have substantial experience in providing training and advisory services in the context of the global capacity-building programme for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It furthermore welcomes some experts with specialized expertise in the field of cultural policy advice, which they have developed in particular in the context of implementing the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. From the UNESCO side, Culture programme specialists from field offices in Africa and from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section participate. The CNRPAH has designated Algerian experts who will attend as observers. In total, the workshop will bri
The Cultural Heritage Institute of Cabo Verde, in cooperation with UNESCO HQ and the UNESCO Office in Dakar, organizes a training workshop on community-based inventorying in Cabo Verde. The workshop, which will take place from 23 September to 3 October 2015 in Ribeira Grande de Santiago, will introduce the concepts, objectives and methods of inventorying and includes a practical field work in the communities of Centro histórico, Salineiro and Calabaceira.
As part of UNESCO’s global strategy aiming to enhance national capacity for safeguarding of living heritage in the Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (PALOP), the workshop will gather some 30 Cabo Verdean participants, including stakeholders from local to national levels. With the aim to strengthen regional cooperation among PALOP countries, the training will be co-facilitated by a Brazilian and a Mozambican expert who have been previously trained through the same programme. Moreover, culture officers from Angola and Guinea-Bissau will attend the training.
This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous contribution from the Government of Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
Ribeira Grande de Santiago (Cabo Verde)
The town of Taunggyi, Shan State, in Myanmar hosted from 14 to 18 September 2015 a workshop on how to elaborate nomination files for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. This was the final chapter of the capacity-building project, which had been generously supported by the Royal Norwegian Government through a contribution to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. The two-year national project has been implemented since 2013 with the aim to strengthen skills of human resources in Myanmar for the inventorying and safeguarding of its intangible cultural heritage.
The 24 participants, comprising of cultural officers, scholars and actual ICH practitioners, acquired hands-on skills in elaborating nomination dossiers and learned how to use the lists of the 2003 Convention as an effective tool for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. Combining theoretical training on how to devise community-based safeguarding measures and practical exercises of evaluating mock nominations, the workshop provided an opportunity to clarify the different objectives of each of the international mechanisms established by the Convention so policy-makers can use them in the most appropriate and effective manner.
The five-day training workshop that was facilitated by two members of the network of UNESCO-trained experts, included a practical field exercise with local communities in Inle Lake.
The organization of the workshop was timely in the context of the efforts that are paid by cultural institutions in Albania in the last two years to enhance the national capacity for ICH safeguarding, as well as in light of the needs assessment report of 2014. The latter made specific recommendations on organizing workshops and training activities on ICH related activities with the widest possible participation of people with different backgrounds and coming from different towns and institutions in Albania. This has been the first workshop of its kind in the country and the expectations invested in it were great. The workshop was supposed to fill a void in focused presentations and discussions on the major themes related to the implementation of 2003 Convention on a national level, and to facilitate the undertaking of organized activities in this regard. Despite the high sensitivity and interest in cultural heritage issues in the country, so far no special workshop has been held on these topics in the country and this explains the enthusiasm that it produced among the colleagues working in the sphere of culture. The call for participation that colleagues from the Ministry of Culture at the Republic of Albania distributed attracted more that 40 participants and at some point there were several late applications which had to be declined in order to maintain at least some interactivity during the sessions.
Médicos y aprendices Kallawayas se reunieron en Charazani, capital de la provincia boliviana de Bautista Saavedra, del 13 al 18 de septiembre para participar en un taller sobre cómo los ancianos pueden transmitir sus conocimientos y prácticas médicas a las generaciones más jóvenes para su bien estar futuro. Autoridades de diferentes organizaciones Kallawaya seleccionaron alrededor de 20 aprendices entre hombres y mujeres Kallawayas que ya habían tomado la decisión de dedicarse a esta práctica, para que aprendan más acerca de ésta. También brindó a un facilitador formado por la UNESCO la oportunidad para introducir los conceptos básicos de la Convención de 2003 como un marco adecuado para las comunidades Kallawaya, y parra las comunidades indígenas en general, para salvaguardar su patrimonio cultural inmaterial. Se organizaron ejercicios prácticos de inventario que abordaron el tema fundamental del consentimiento libre, previo e informado de las comunidades en cuestión.
Esta actividad forma parte de una iniciativa más amplia sobre la salvaguardia del patrimonio cultural inmaterial de las comunidades Kallawaya llevada a cabo por el Ministerio de Culturas y Turismo, el Servicio de Capacitación en Radio y Televisión para el Desarrollo de la Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” y la UNESCO, gracias al generoso apoyo del Gobierno de Japón.
Charazani (Bolivia (Estado Plurinacional de))