Reuniones sobre el patrimonio cultural inmaterial (co-)organizadas por el UNESCO

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Validation workshop on needs assessment in Ghana
13/14-12-2018Accra (Ghana)

Consulta sobre las prioridades para un plan de acción para la salvaguardia del patrimonio cultural inmaterial en Guatemala
27-11-2018Guatemala (Guatemala)

The global facilitators’ network: How can it support countries to implement the Convention
27-11-2018Port Louis (Mauricio)

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The global facilitators’ network: How can it support countries to implement the Convention

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At the thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Port Louis, Mauritius, a side event to raise awareness about the global network of facilitators was organized by UNESCO to encourage States Parties to use the network to support their work in implementing the Convention.

View the video recording of the event here

“The global network of facilitators was created to support UNESCO in building human and institutional capacities for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH)”, said the Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone R., who opened the side event. “Now in its seventh year, the network has grown into a respected and resourceful player for implementing the Convention. In some respects, it embodies the living memory of the Convention during its first decade.”

Then, moderator Deirdre Prins Solani (Africa) welcomed the four facilitators to give attendees to the side event firsthand perspectives of being facilitators on the global network. The diverse group of facilitators on the roundtable were Subha Chaudhuri (Asia and the Pacific), Harriet Deacon (Africa), Lucas Dos Santos Roque (Latin America and the Caribbean) and Hani Hayajneh (Arab States).

The role of the facilitator has evolved since the global capacity building programme started in 2011, going beyond the role of trainer.

Key to effective facilitation is good communication and understanding of the local context and stakeholders. “We have to understand the context in multidimensional lens and consider the local context. Communication with States Parties is invaluable for planning from the beginning so we can convey the message of the Convention properly to workshop participants,” Hayajneh commented.

Facilitators are managing a delicate balancing act they constantly encounter – be it between urban and rural communities, interactions between the local and international, or at the national and municipal levels facilitators are asked to help communities and stakeholders to relate the language and principles of the Convention to their specific contexts. “The interaction between the local and the international and the principles of the Convention and what’s happening in the local context – that is a crucial aspect of the role of the facilitators”, said Deacon. Facilitators play the role of impartial inter-mediators or ‘honest brokers’ they are not representing states nor NGOs or other institutions.

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The fact that facilitators are not part of institutions have helped them to play this positive role. Said Dos Santos Roque: “We can think and speak in a liberal way, free to think and assist, to put ourselves in all these shoes, of UNESCO staff, government, local stakeholder shoes, and especially to think of the local communities. This has been advantageous in solving many issues, the fact that we are not from this region or area, to look as an outsider and to build on the capacity of the discussion.” Chaudhuri concurred, noting that facilitators had the benefit of experience from being in the field – “We can bring our own fieldwork experiences into the workshop situations, which gives us a space where we can work and demonstrate how this works best.”

Perhaps one of the most important roles that facilitators play is a longer term one – after the training with communities has ended, some have maintained relationships guiding and mentoring participants long after the workshops have ended. “Many of us follow up after the workshops to encourage people to establish and grow local networks, and we try and link people into other international networks that may be of interest to them. It is not just about the workshop itself – it’s about the bigger picture and the long term in that country”, Deacon noted.

At the end of the day, facilitators are not there to claim to be experts of local knowledge or communities - Dos Santos Roque summed it up noting that “facilitators empower the local people, to construct a situation for the local communities to facilitate their process and thinking.”

There was a lively Question and Answer session at the end, with many attendees taking the opportunity to share their positive experiences with the facilitators’ network, while others asked questions about how to get involved and benefit from doing so. Some warned that with the gradual growth of the network, attention should be payed that the high quality standards in facilitation are kept, which will require training opportunities for facilitators to keep abreast with latest developments in the life of the Convention.

13a reunión del Comité integubernamental
26-11-2018/01-12-2018Port Louis (Mauricio)

Workshop on institutional and legal frameworks in Comoros for Intangible Cultural Heritage
20/22-11-2018Moroni (Comoras)

Foro de Paris sobre la Paz
11/13-11-2018La grande Halle de la Villette (Francia)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention in Georgia
05/09-11-2018Tbilisi (Georgia)

Virtual conference – safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through technical and vocational education and training
29-10-2018/07-11-2018Online (Francia)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention
28/30-10-2018Kuwait City (Kuwait)

kick-off meeting ” Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in urban contexts”
22/23-10-2018UNESCO Headquarters (Francia)

Extensive training on community-based inventory on the ICH concept
15/19-10-2018Dakar (Senegal)

Community-based inventorying workshop in Lamu
08/12-10-2018Lamu (Kenya)

Sesión de información y intercambio para los miembros del Comité Intergubernamental
02-10-2018París (Francia)

Training Workshop on Community-Based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Elaborating Nomination Files under the Mechanisms of the 2003 UNESCO Convention
26-09-2018/03-10-2018Pyongyang (República Popular Democrática de Corea)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for decision makers
23/24-09-2018Khartoum (Sudán)

Supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage. Training of trainers for the facilitators from Europe.
17/21-09-2018Sofia (Bulgaria)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for national experts, local associations and communities
16/20-09-2018Khartoum (Sudán)

Closing workshop for the project ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia’
12-09-2018Rabat (Marruecos)

Training of trainers on Community based inventorying in Egypt
02/06-09-2018Cairo (Egipto)

Workshop on developing policies in the field of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding
26/30-08-2018Cairo (Egipto)

Training of trainers workshop for facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region
02/06-07-2018Hangzhou (China)

Final consultation and validation meeting of the multi-year national strategy for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage
28/29-06-2018Tunis (Túnez)

Training of trainers workshop for facilitators from Central Asia
25/28-06-2018Almaty (Kazajstán)

National workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention in the Comoros
25/29-06-2018Moroni, Comoros (Comoras)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for instructors
24/27-06-2018Cairo (Egipto)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for decision makers, members of the consultative platform and high-level officials
19/21-06-2018Cairo (Egipto)

National workshop on the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
18/21-06-2018Djibouti (Djibuti)

Sexto encuentro de centros de categoría 2 en el ámbito del patrimonio cultural inmaterial
07-06-2018Paris (Francia)

7ª reunión de la Asamblea General
04/06-06-2018París (Francia)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
28-05-2018/01-06-2018Sarajevo (Bosnia y Herzegovina)

Training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention
08/17-05-2018Libreville (Gabón)

Training for Bangladesh on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
06/10-05-2018Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention and community-based inventorying in South Sudan
03/11-05-2018Juba, South Sudan (Sudán del Sur)

Taller sobre la elaboración de planes de salvaguardia para el patrimonio cultural inmaterial
25-04-2018Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Training workshop for surveyors (1972 and 2003 Conventions)
19/20-04-2018Bertoua (Camerún)

Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage with Young People in Kyrgyzstan
09/13-04-2018Bishkek (Kirguistán)

Second Consultation meeting on the elaboration of a national strategy for intangible cultural heritage
06-04-2018Tunis (Túnez)

Training workshop on intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development
02/05-04-2018Tunis (Túnez)

Capacity-building Workshop on Preparing Nomination Files and International Assistance Request
19/28-02-2018Asmara (Eritrea)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
05/09-02-2018Dnipetrovsk (Ucrania)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
22/26-01-2018Ljubljana (Eslovenia)

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