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.
This Pilot Inventorying Activity Bonaire July – Sept, 2018: BONAIRE’S ICH & NATURAL DISASTERS was implemented under Phase III of the Project and was made possible through the generous support of the Government of the Netherlands to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
It was organized using the local expertise of the members of The UNESCO Workgroup Bonaire, and FUHIKUBO and FUHIKUBO Volunteers. They conducted theoretical and practical training activities for the ICH Field Activity Inventory exercise.
The aim was to, through desk research and context specific interviews by the above list of seasoned, new interviewers & trainee interviewers produce a 75 minute documentary but it turned into a three part 180+-minute documentary on the knowledge and practices related to natural disasters such as storms, hurricanes, swells, and other. The scope of this inventory includes Navigation, Environmental Resource & Disaster Management, Traditional Farming, Fishing, and Architecture.
Kralendijk, Bonaire (Netherlands)
The Capacity Building Workshop on the Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Convention in Kiribati took place at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Conference Room in Tarawa from 25 to 29 June 2018. This was the first Workshop that the Government of Kiribati organized in Tarawa since it ratified the ICH Convention in January 2018.
The Workshop brought together sixty-five participants (31 male and 34 female) including the Mayors of the Island Council, representatives of Eutan Tarawaieta Council (ETC), Teinainano Urban Council (TUC), Betio Town Council (BTC), the coordinators of the Women Association, CSOs, as well as the ICH practitioners and knowledge holders from South Tarawa.
UNESCO Office in Apia with the support of International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP)a Category 2 Centre, held a Capacity Building Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Community Resilience with the Vanuatu Cultural Centre from April 23 to 27, 2018 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Since Vanuatu’s ratification in 2010, this is the first time the State received a capacity-building training under the framework of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. A total of 25 trainees, including officials from Vanuatu cultural organizations, researchers and ICH practitioners in the community, attended the workshop. UNESCO-accredited facilitators, Mr. Richenel Ansano and Mr. Sipiriano Nemani Ranuku, delivered lectures on basic concepts of the Convention, implementation obligation and inventorying steps.
During this training of trainers workshop, facilitators from Central Asia will be invited to further advance the capacity-building strategy of the 2003 Convention for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It will be an occasion to review the current experiences of facilitation in the region, the concluded and ongoing projects as well as to present new materials available and discuss new topics with some major updates from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section.
The launch of the project ‘Strengthening capacities in the Comoros for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development’ is held on 25 June 2018 in Moroni, the Comoros, followed by an awareness-raising workshop on intangible cultural heritage on 25 - 29 June 2018. Approximately 30 participants including national authorities for culture, representatives from the University of Comoros, the CNDRS (National Center for Documentation and Scientific Research), the Comoros Collective, national experts, communities, civil society, and other stakeholders are welcomed to participate in the workshop. These activities are funded by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and organized by the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Professional Integration, Arts and Culture in the Comoros.
Moroni, Comoros (Comoros)
Organized within the framework 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, this workshop aims to offer the technical and educational tools to the instructors body and staff of museums and associations members to raise awareness about intangible heritage safeguarding so that they can deliver trainings themselves at the national level (notably for young people) in their school or institution.
This workshop will offer necessary pedagogical material in order to disseminate key concepts and principles of 2003 Convention among youth like schools students and young public of museums in collaboration with associations developing ICH safeguarding activities.
Organized within the framework 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, this workhsop on implementation of the 2003 Convention will train decision makers, members of the consultative platform and high-level officials on the 2003 Convention principles, its main mechanisms, and the significance of the living heritage as vector of the cultural diversity and sustainable development. The workshop will address other key institutions in liaison with the living heritage (health, agriculture, tourism, handicrafts, and environment). During this first workshop, special attention will be paid to the media presence (radio- television), especially during the workshop opening, in order to promote the project’s goals at the national level.
A national workshop on Djibouti’s implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is held between 18 and 21 June 2018 in Djibouti. The Ministry of Muslim Affairs, Culture and Waqf assets in Djibouti, with support from the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, convenes 40 national and local authorities, experts, NGOs, communities and media representatives. The programme includes a general introduction to safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and the importance of transmitting it from generation to generation in order to ensure its safeguarding.
Following the workshop, Djibouti plans to submit a request for International Assistance to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund of the 2003 Convention, in order to begin the work of inventorying and develop a national legislation and policy for safeguarding the country’s intangible cultural heritage.
The 6th annual meeting of the category 2 centres active in the field of intangible cultural heritage took place on 7 June 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France). The meeting has been a follow up on the five previous annual meetings.
Held from 28 May to 1 June 2018, this workshop is jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO, with the support of UNESCO Antenna Office in Sarajevo.
The workshop will bring together members of communities and NGOs, as well as researchers and representatives from local and national authorities. It will consider and discuss all main aspects of the implementation of the 2003 Convention at national level. The workshop will elaborate the relationship and complementary function of the 2003 Convention and other UNESCO Cultural Conventions, the key concepts of the Convention and the notion of ICH itself, the role of each stakeholder in safeguarding and promoting ICH, the implication and participation of the communities concerned in inventorying and further safeguarding of their ICH, the relationship between ICH and sustainability, as well as opportunities for Bosnia and Herzegovina to use the mechanisms of international cooperation established within the framework of the 2003 Convention.
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)