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.