Malaxage de la pâte issue de la mouture des amandons d'argan dont seules les femmes arganières detiennent les savoirs et les savoir- faire.
© Direction du patrimoine culturel, Maroc, 2013
8 June 2015

Morocco is perfecting its knowledge in international mechanisms for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
Having already received two training workshops on the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention at national level and on participatory inventories, Morocco hosted a workshop on international assistance and the lists of the Convention in Casablanca from May 25 to 29, funded by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund through a contribution from Norway.
Twenty ministerial representatives, actors of civil society, members of communities and other intangible cultural heritage specialists were able to deepen their knowledge of the development of nominations for the lists under the Convention, in particular the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, as well as on the preparation of requests for international assistance financed by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. Besides procedures, participants explored key criteria to be met such as the definition of the element, community participation or safeguarding measures, during different sessions combining critical thinking, theory, case studies and practical exercises.
The workshop ends an important part of the project “Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in the Maghreb” and opens the way to the next component on the implementation of pilot inventories.