The needs assessment was implemented and funded by the Regional Bureau of UNESCO in Venice and was performed in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova. The study aimed to assess the legal and institutional frameworks for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of Moldova; to outline the needs in terms of professional and institutional capacities for the safeguarding of ICH; and to develop a multi-year action plan for implementation of recommendations, including proposals for capacity-building in the country.
Republic of Moldova (Republic of Moldova)
This workshop is an activity of a two-year (2014-2016) project financed by UNESCO/Japan Fund-in-Trust, to support effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nigeria. The objective of this workshop is to develop the capacities of the local community members through community-based inventorying training. A team comprising some UNESCO staff, representatives of the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation and its parastatals. The workshop was facilitated by UNESCO-trained facilitator Silverse Anami and national facilitator Professor G.G Darah.
The workshop was attended by 15 practitioners and 10 of which were selected to conduct a six-month inventorying exercise.
Cross River State (Nigeria)
What is policy development for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage? What are the needs in this field in Latin America and the Caribbean? How does the topic fit in UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage? These questions will be addressed at a training workshop in Lima, Peru, from 3 to 7 October 2016 on supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 35 participants will participate, including 12 members of UNESCO’s facilitators’ network that has accumulated experience in providing training and advisory services under the global capacity-building programme as well as 12 UNESCO colleagues from field offices in charge of programme coordination in the region.
Organized by UNESCO and co-hosted by the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America (CRESPIAL), this is the third workshop in the region dedicated to strengthening the network of expert facilitators. Aiming to equip them with the knowledge and tools required to provide policy support and to take stock of the implementation of the capacity-building programme in the region since 2013.
1. Dans le cadre du programme de l’UNESCO pour le renforcement des capacités pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel (PCI) financé par le programme régulier du Secteur de la culture du Bureau Régional de l’UNESCO à Dakar (UNESCO-BREDA), une expertise a été fournie entre octobre et décembre 2016. Celle-ci a eu comme objectifs d’analyser les besoins du Sénégal en matière de renforcement des capacités pour la sauvegarde du PCI dans le but de proposer un projet futur. Dans ce contexte, une mission à Dakar a eu lieu entre le 13 et le 20 novembre 2016. En collaboration avec les institutions responsables pour la sauvegarde du PCI au Sénégal, cette mission a cherché à identifier sur le terrain les besoins et les objectifs clés pouvant être abordés dans le cadre de la stratégie de renforcement des capacités de l’UNESCO pour la sauvegarde du PCI.
This activity is part a second phase of the ICH project financed by the Government of Flanders and implemented by the UNESCO Field Office in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Intangible Cultural Heritage Section at the UNESCO Headquarter provided technical support throughout the process of the activity.
Co-facilitating the training were Mr. Sam Ishmeal – an Ethnomusicologist, Mr. Cornelius Engelbrecht and Mr. Helon Muhaindjumba. The three day training of trainers workshop was attended by 37 participants (23 males and 14 females) from 14 regions in Namibia.
At the request of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Decision 9.COM 13.e and Decision 10.COM 9 ), UNESCO is organizing an expert meeting from 7 to 9 September 2016 in Beijing, China aiming to lay the foundation upon which an overall results framework of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage could be constructed. This expert meeting is generously funded and hosted by the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO.
The three-day meeting in Beijing will gather some 35 participants from around the world. The report of the meeting will be presented to the eleventh session of the Committee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November/December 2016. Based on the discussions at these occassions, a preliminary results framework for the Convention (with proposed objectives, time-frames, quantitative and qualitative indicators, and benchmarks) will be elaborated for examination by the intergovernmental open-ended working group that may be organized in 2017, subject to extrabudgetary funding.
Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities to effectively safeguard intangible cultural heritage through the reinforcement of legislative, institutional and policy frameworks.
This workshop will be organized with the participants from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe and possibly from Mozambique.
The training workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO Beijing Office, the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (NAPCH), and the National Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for UNESCO, with the financial contribution from the International Training Centre for Intangible Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP). The workshop was part of CRIHAP’s work plan for FY 2016 and was organized under the framework of UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme on strengthening capacities to effectively implement the 2003 Convention of the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Since the ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 2008, a number of capacity building training workshops were organized in Pyongyang by UNESCO Beijing in 2010, 2011 (National Safeguarding Awareness-Raising workshop) and 2013 (Training Workshop on the Implementation of 2003 Convention). This workshop was a follow-up to the past workshops and focused on ICH inventorying through community participation.
Pyongyang (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
Zambia conducted a workshop on community based ICH inventory and inventoried 3 elements. This activity took place from 25-29 July 2016 in Kabwe, Central Province and a total of 18 participants, including 5 community members were trained and awarded certificates of successful completion of the training. The workshop was designed to reaffirm the capacity of some of the experts that were trained in Kabwe in 2014 by allowing them to facilitate different sessions of the community inventory training modules. At the end of the facilitation programme, 5 participants who excelled were awarded certificates to practice as ICH Experts.