A new step in a series of training activities for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 28 to 31 May 2013. A workshop will bring together participants from governmental, academic and educational institutions as well as communities to improve their knowledge and skills for developing nominations to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They will also learn how to apply for international assistance and how to elaborate proposals for the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices.
Made possible by a generous contribution from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, the workshop is part of a two-year collaboration between UNESCO and Kyrgyzstan aimed at equipping public institutions and civil society with a solid foundation for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage within the country. The workshop is organized by the UNESCO Office in Almaty and the National Commission for UNESCO of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Participants will also discuss current safeguarding measures in all administrative areas of the Republic and will agree on future activities.
The workshop will be facilitated by Mr Ilya Fetisov from Ukraine and Ms Sabira Soltongeldieva from Kyrgyzstan.