The National Museums of Kenya will hold a community-based inventorying workshop from 1 to 10 October 2018 at Lamu Fort, a World Heritage Site. The workshop aims to strengthen the capacities to safeguard intangible cultural heritage for twenty-five participants selected from a wide range of stakeholders, including community leaders, youth, women, and elders.
Supported by the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, the workshop was conceptualized in line with the global capacity-building programme of the 2003 Convention; also based on the recommendations of the World Heritage Site community consultations on the impact of the LAPSSET development (Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor); and efforts towards the preservation, dissemination and access to documentary heritage.
After the workshop, a selected number of the trained community members will be supported for fieldwork in carrying out an inventory of ICH elements in Lamu, which will also be documented digitally and made available in open license formats. The final inventory sheets and audio-visual material will be conserved in the National Museums of Kenya.
The Secretariat of the Convention organizes an information and exchange session for the members of the Intergovernmental Committee on Tuesday, 2 October 2018. This meeting will take place in Room XI (Fontenoy) from 3 to 5 p.m.
The purpose of this meeting is to inform Committee members about the functioning of the Committee and its general working methods. The Secretariat wishes to inform all members of the Committee, before its thirteenth session, on the provisional agenda of the thirteenth session of the Committee. The Chairperson will inform the participants of the action taken by the Government of the Republic of Mauritius regarding its hosting of the Committee’s next session in Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius(26 November - 1 December 2018). This meeting includes an orientation session for the new Members of the Committee and is also open to interested States Parties, which are not members of the Committee and States not party to the Convention.
Organized by UNESCO Beijing Office, the Training Workshop on Community-Based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Elaborating Nomination Files under the Mechanisms of the 2003 UNESCO Convention is aimed at strengthening the capacities of its participants of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in preparing nomination files for the Convention’s Lists as well as refreshing their knowledge on ICH inventorying methodologies and techniques. Hosted by the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, this workshop is the first of its kind in the framework of an International Assistance project jointly implemented by a Member State and a UNESCO Field Office with the financial support from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
The training will be a continuation of the previous capacity building efforts. It will further reinforce participants’ knowledge of the requirements and criteria of nominations, and cover more specialized topics such as joint nominations with other countries, how to apply for international financial assistance, and the importance of integrating sustainable development and inclusive approaches in nominations.
Pyongyang (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
This workshop is the second activity within the framework of the capacity-building project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Sudan”, generously supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA). Held from 23 to 24 September 2018, it aims to raise awareness among decision makers (State Ministers from different ministries and other responsible in the field of culture at the decentralised level) on the importance of living heritage as a vector of cultural diversity, as well as on the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention.
With the generous support of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe, UNESCO convenes a training of trainers for the European Chapter of facilitators’ network that will focus on policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage, in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 17 to 21 September 2018. The main objective of the workshop is to improve UNESCO’s impact in providing policy support to authorities in Europe for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention.
This workshop is the first activity within the framework of the capacity-building project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Sudan”, generously supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA). Held from 16 to 20 September 2018, it brought together national experts, local associations and communities involved in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Sudan. During the workshop, one or more national experts were identified to collaborate in the implementation of training workshops planned in the project and to promote the multiplier effects of the training in the country.
From 2 to 6 September 2018, the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States will be holding a 5-day training of trainers workshop in Cairo to provide technical and educational tools to teaching staff and national trainers working in the field of intangible cultural heritage so that they can themselves conduct training at national level in their universities or institutions. This training is a part of the 24-month project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Egypt for Sustainable Development” generously supported by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority (ADTCA) of the United Arab Emirates.
The workshop is addressed to 25 participants from various departments of the ministry of culture, as well as museums, universities and community associations. It is intended to equip participants with basic knowledge and skills to design and facilitate a community-based inventorying process tailored to their particular circumstances. Furthermore, it provides participants with the opportunity to share information about personal and country experiences in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
Organized within the framework of the 24-month project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Egypt for sustainable development” and generously supported by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority (ADTCA) of the United Arab Emirates, this wokshop will address members of the consultation platform and national leaders of ministries and institutions whose work is related to intangible heritage in Egypt. The workshop will address particular policy-makers and senior officials who would have participated at the workshop on the implementation of the Convention from 19 to 21 July 2018. This workshop will be conducted by facilitators from the region, accompanied by a national expert with an excellent knowledge of legislative processes and features in Egypt.
Training of trainers workshop for facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Section and the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP) co-organized a training of trainers’ workshop for facilitators from the Asia and Pacific region, from 2 to 6 July 2018 in Hangzhou, China.
Within the context of the global capacity-building programme for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the workshop intended to develop further the capacities of facilitators from the Asia-Pacific region through knowledge and experience sharing. The focus of the workshop revolved around:
I. Sharing lessons learned from implementing the capacity-building programme in the region, and potential strategies were foreseen for strengthening and sustaining the programme and its network;
II. Strengthening knowledge and competencies required to be a facilitator in the network by providing hands-on experience in using the UNESCO capacity-building curriculum, including the most recent materials;
III. Discussing new materials and thematic issues for the capacity-building programme, notably on gender, sustainable development, intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education, the overall results framework and periodic reporting.