In collaboration with the Department of Cultural Heritage and aiming to support Viet Nam’s efforts in ICH inventorying, UNESCO will provide a training of national trainers who can later act as key persons in the inventorying of ICH in Viet Nam from 9 to 15 May 2016.
The training of trainers program will mainly employ the training material package on community-based ICH inventory prepared by UNESCO under its global strategy of capacity building. The training program has the specific objectives:
The important objectives of ICH inventorying are to identify its values, to evaluate its viability and to propose safeguarding measures with informed consent by the local communities.
Following a seven-day training course, the participants will prepare training materials for the target localities. Depending on practical needs, they will act as national trainers in future trainings and in conducting inventories in provinces and cities.
Hanoi (Viet Nam)
The main objective of this workshop is to sensitize the Samburu community on the significance of their intangible cultural heritage and how they can take part in helping to safeguard their heritage. Participants will also be equipped with the necessary skills for documenting and inventorying their heritage. A UNESCO trained expert, Mr. Julious Mwaunga, will lead the sessions.
Arapal, Baragoi, Maralal (Kenya)
Participants representing Afro-Surinamese, Javanese, Maroons, Chinese, Jewish, Hindustani and Indigenous communities are joining forces to develop a framework for inventorying their living heritage at a five-day workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage taking place at the Surinaamsch Rumhouse from 11 to 15 April 2016.
Hosted by the Directorate of Culture of Suriname and the Suriname National Commission for UNESCO, in coordination with organizations and community groups committed to safeguarding living heritage in Suriname, it follows training last year on implementing the 2003 Convention and national consultation with stakeholders.
The workshop focuses on community participation in identifying and defining intangible cultural heritage, data collection, organization and management and will lay the foundation for a field exercise on inventorying in the upcoming months, as well as future safeguarding work.
Organized by the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean in close cooperation with national partners across the islands, the workshop is a part of a capacity-building project to reinforce safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Dutch Caribbean islands and Suriname. It has been made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Government of the Netherlands to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
The workshop was prepared by the Regional Centre for Safeguarding of ICH in Southeast Europe under the auspices of UNESCO in Sofia, Bulgaria, and hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Its goal was to respond to the most pertinent needs related to the implementation of 2003 UNESCO Convention on a national level and to facilitate the elaboration of policies for the safeguarding of the extremely rich and still vital ICH in the country.
Skopje (Macedonia del Norte)
El Ministerio de Cultura y Patrimonio, el Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural de Ecuador (INPC) y la oficina de la UNESCO en Quito organizan en Loja el primero de una serie de tres talleres sobre el desarrollo de herramientas de política pública para la salvaguardia del patrimonio cultural inmaterial. El taller, que tendrá lugar del 4 al 7 de abril de 2016, reunirá cerca de 25 participantes, entre funcionarios de las oficinas regionales del Ministerio de Cultura y Patrimonio y del INPC, representantes de la Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo y miembros de comunidades. Ante los desafíos planteados por la salvaguardia del patrimonio cultural inmaterial, los participantes trabajarán sobre mecanismos de revisión y adecuación de planes de desarrollo, cuya aplicación y gestión corresponde a los gobiernos locales en el Ecuador,
Este taller forma parte de un proyecto de dos años, apoyado por el Gobierno de Japón, concebido para fortalecer las capacidades humanas e institucionales en Ecuador en materia de salvaguardia del patrimonio cultural inmaterial, y da continuidad a la formación sobre confección de inventarios con participación de las comunidades organizada en 2015 en esta misma localidad. La sensibilización y las sinergias generadas ofrecerán a este nuevo espacio participativo una base para reflexionar sobre el impacto y las oportunidades de las políticas públicas para la salvaguardia del patrimonio cultural inmaterial, desde un enfoque de género y de derechos humanos en el contexto del plan de desarrollo ecuatoriano del “Buen Vivir”.
Following a first workshop in November 2015, the National Cultural Heritage Institute of Angola (INPC), in cooperation with UNESCO, organizes a workshop on the development of community-based inventories of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The workshop addresses some 25 Angolan technical staff and stakeholders including community members and bearers of the living heritage. It introduces methods to gather and adequately store information and documentation as a basis for further safeguarding action. The training will take place from 9 to 19 March in Luanda and includes practical exercises in the community of the Island of Luanda. The pilot project should find replication in other regions of the State later on.
As part of UNESCO’s global strategy aiming to enhance national capacity for safeguarding of living heritage in the Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (PALOP), the project also aims at strengthening regional cooperation among PALOP countries. Together with the senior trainer from Brazil, the training will therefore be co-facilitated by two former trainees of the project from Mozambique and Sao Tomé and Principe.
This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous contribution from the Government of Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
This field exercise was organized by the National Commission, following information received that the NGO (Fundacion Herencia Cultural Immaterial) with responsibility for implementing the Convention, had ceased to exist. Aruba chose to focus their field exercise on Dia di Brasil, a cultural festival of the Brasil township. Those trained (10 persons – 8 females and 2 males) represented a cross-section of researchers from state agencies responsible for documenting Aruban heritage, academia, members of the Brasil township and the Ministry of Culture.
The second of three agreed upon capacity building workshops. This workshop will focus on community-based inventorying and the appropriate training.
Dubai (Emiratos Árabes Unidos)
From 18 to 22 January, the Cultural Heritage Institute of Cabo Verde (IPC) and UNESCO organize the final workshop evaluating the results of the inventory field work. Following a practical training in July last, 17 community members and 13 culture officers pursued with the identification and documentation of xxx elements in the communities of Centro histórico, Salineiro and Calabaceira in Ribeira Grande de Santiago. On the basis of these findings, the actors, beholders and cultural officers can then deduce lessons learnt and develop a national strategy for the safeguarding of ICH in all of Cabo Verde’s territory founded on community-based inventories.
For the sake of continuity and in view of strengthening cooperation among PALOP countries in Africa, the senior expert from the Mozambican Institute for Socio-Cultural Research (ARPAC) will facilitate the workshop. Moreover, a representatives from the Department for Culture of the Secretary of State for Youth, Culture and Sport of Guinea-Bissau and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Angola will participate to share experience with their home institutions who follow the same training programme.
This workshop was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Government of Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
Praia (Cabo Verde)