Enhancing safeguarding of living heritage in Uzbekistan
© UNESCO Tashkent
14 July 2017

UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan are organizing a four-day workshop on developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage from 14 to 17 July 2017 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Organized as part of UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage , this workshop follows-up on a series of capacity-building meetings held in Uzbekistan from 2012 to 2014 in the framework of the project ‘Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Central Asia’. The project, implemented by the UNESCO Offices in Tashkent and Almaty, consisted of three initial workshops focused on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level, elaboration of the nomination files for the inscription on the UNESCO lists and on community-based inventorying of intangible heritage.

This national workshop will equip a group of intangible heritage bearers, experts, and Ministry representatives from Uzbekistan with the knowledge and skills needed for the development of safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage. The workshop will cover the whole process of developing effective safeguarding plans, from defining the intangible heritage element and its communities, through the analysis of risks and threats to its continued transmission, up to the development of a coherent safeguarding plan with a budget and a timeline.