22/10/2013 - 26/10/2013

The UNESCO Office in Rabat is organizing a training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kaédi, Mauritania, from 22-26 October, 2013.

The workshop is part of the project ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia’ funded by the contribution of the Government of Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. It will be facilitated by Mr Ahmed Skounti and Mr Mohamed Ould Mohamed Lemine Beijeu, both members of the UNESCO facilitators network in the field of intangible heritage, and will bring together approximately 20 participants including representatives from the Ministry of Culture, NGO’s and representatives from the local communities involved.

The objective of this first activity is to make sure that the key concepts of the Convention have been well understood and integrated by all the stakeholders involved in the safeguarding of living heritage in Mauritania. It will be followed by a series of other specific activities during the next months.