8 octubre 2018 - 12 octubre 2018


Community-based inventorying workshop in Lamu

8 octubre 2018 - 12 octubre 2018
Taller de fortalecimiento de capacidades

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.