Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO



65 element(s)

Final evaluation meeting in Paris: presenting the audiovisual documentation on Intangible Cultural Heritage of the parnter countries17/18-12-2012, Paris (France)

Save the dates: MedLiHer final evaluation meeting in Paris on 17 and 18 December 201217/18-12-2012, Paris (France)

Bagamoyo: how to prepare nominations files10/14-12-2012, Bagamoyo (United Republic of Tanzania)

Safeguarding “living heritage” of Jamaica10/14-12-2012, Kingston (Jamaica)

Review meeting on the implementation of the 2003 Convention with Directors of Culture27/28-11-2012, Nairobi (Kenya)

Samarkand: understanding the nominations process21/24-11-2012, Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

Caribbean Youth Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage20/24-11-2012, St. George’s (Grenada)

Youth Forum in Central Africa: awareness-raising on Intangible Cultural Heritage19-11-2012, Brazzaville (Congo)

Ratification in Benin - what’s next?19/23-11-2012, Porto-Novo (Benin)

Youth Forum in Central Africa for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage19-11-2012/23-09-2013, Brazzaville (Congo)

Preparing the inventory in the Matanzas Province, Cuba12/21-11-2012, Matanzas (Cuba)

On the right track? Review meeting on UNESCO’s global strategy: Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage07/10-11-2012, Beijing (China)

Safeguarding of living heritage builds in Belize!05/09-11-2012, Belize City (Belize)

Inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Goroka22/27-10-2012, Goroka (Papua New Guinea)

Inventory of intangible cultural heritage of Timor-Leste22-10-2012, Dili (Timor-Leste)

Capacity building for officers of the cultural heritage area in the Ministry of Culture in Colombia (2 workshops)22/25-10-2012, Bogota (Colombia)

Mongolia takes another step to implement the 2003 Convention19/23-10-2012, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Capacity building for officers of the cultural heritage area in the Ministry of Cultures in Bolivia (3 workshops)15/19-10-2012, La Paz (Bolivia (Plurinational State of))

Heritage policy advice in Aruba15/17-10-2012, Oranjestad (Aruba)

Byblos: how to prepare nominations for the lists of the 2003 Convention12/14-10-2012, Byblos (Lebanon)

“Patrimonio Vivo”: three South American countries team up for the implementation of the 2003 Convention08/12-10-2012, Salta (Argentina)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kyrgyzstan08/12-10-2012, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Another step in the safeguarding of Jordan’s living heritage: understanding the nominations’ process
07/11-10-2012, Amman (Jordan)

Sao Tome and Principe embarks on an intangible heritage safeguarding project01/06-10-2012, São Tomé (Sao Tome and Principe)

Moroni’s working on the implementation of the 2003 Convention24/28-09-2012, Moroni (Comoros)

The role of youth in the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in South-Eastern Europe24/25-09-2012, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Capacity building review meeting in Harare on elaborating policy and legal framework for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage03/07-09-2012, Harare (Zimbabwe)

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Following training on strengthening national capacities for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), Zambia, Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe have recently further benefited from a policy and legal framework review meeting convened in Harare from 3 to 7 September 2012.

These four countries are already motivated to safeguard their intangible heritage with the support of UNESCO/Flanders Fund-in-Trust. Participants from the four countries acknowledged that awareness of safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage has been widely raised in recent years and cultural heritage does no longer end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts. The importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself, but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next. While fragile, intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalisation.

The need to speed up the process of developing policies and legislations was identified within the framework of UNESCO/Flanders FIT project for the Convention to be effectively implemented and domesticated. Some of them do not yet have relevant legislation such as national cultural policies and various Acts of parliament to anchor the implementation of the convention in their respective countries. For those that do have them, the policies are in need of revision to accommodate provisions more related to ICH safeguarding. Thus, consultants have been contracted by UNESCO Harare Office to conduct policy review in each of the four countries with the purpose to facilitate this workshop and the future policy revision process in the long run. Papers presented by Mr Marc Jacobs from Belgium, Mr Lovemore Mazibuko from Malawi and Dr Francis Matambirofa from Zimbabwe during the workshop examined various ways to do with the convention, among topics that included Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Policies and Development of National actions plans.

Currently, challenges remain are mainly funding and coordination to take the capacity building activities to the communities at local levels. The participants hoped that various ministries such as the ministry of sport, arts education and culture will continue with their efforts for fund-raising and other support for this worthwhile cause of safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage.

New step in the MedLiHer project: Moviemakers and photographers meeting in Paris27/29-08-2012, Paris (France)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Tajikistan21/25-08-2012, Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Cambodia pursues its march towards safeguarding intangible heritage13/17-08-2012, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Strengthening capacities for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in Ecuador26/27-07-2012, Quito (Ecuador)

Exploring the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Nile’s banks: Inventorying activity in the governorate of Damietta, Egypt
14/18-07-2012, Damietta (Egypt)

Madaba, a pilot region for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Jordan12/20-07-2012, Madaba (Jordan)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Uzbekistan03/07-07-2012, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Abuja: introducing the 2003 Convention01-07-2012, Abuja (Nigeria)

Encountering Zajal Poetry: Training Communities for its Inventory in Lebanon29-06-2012/03-07-2012, Beirut (Lebanon)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sri Lanka25/29-06-2012, Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Strengthening capacities of African Universities in intangible cultural heritage18/22-06-2012, Mombasa (Kenya)

Capacity building on implementing UNESCO 2003 Convention for safeguarding the ICH12/15-06-2012, Lahore (Pakistan)

Capacity building workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level11/15-06-2012, Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Capacity building workshop on preparing nominations to the lists of the 2003 Convention11/15-06-2012, Harare (Zimbabwe)

4th session of the General Assembly04/08-06-2012, Paris (France)

A series of local workshops on inventorying intangible heritage kicks off in Gabon04-06-2012/10-08-2012, Lambarene, Koula-Moutou, Mouila and Oyem (Gabon)

St. Kitts and Nevis hopes to soon ratify the 2003 Convention31-05-2012, Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Need assessment for strenthening national capacities in implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mongolia26/31-05-2012, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

The National Institute for Cultural Heritage and UNESCO join forces to improve safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Ecuador17/18-05-2012, Quito (Ecuador)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Bhutan14/18-05-2012, Paro (Bhutan)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Papua New Guinea12/19-05-2012, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Sixth Annual Regional meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe10/11-05-2012, Athens (Greece)

Botswana takes another step to safeguard its living heritage with the training of community members and government officials16/20-04-2012, Gaborone (Botswana)

Efforts of safeguarding Nepal’s intangible cultural heritage initiated to with the support of UNESCO/Japan Fund-in-Trust16/20-04-2012, Kathmandu (Nepal)

Institutional Capacity Building for the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: Training of technical staff of the School of African Heritage11/17-04-2012, Porto-Novo (Benin)

Capacity-Building on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Timor-Leste09/13-04-2012, Dili (Timor-Leste)

Kazakhstan: A new State Party to the 2003 Convention on the road to safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.
06/10-04-2012, Astana (Kazakhstan)

Consultation on Complementary Additional Programme for Intangible Cultural Heritage30-03-2012, Paris (France)

Zambia hosts workshop to strengthen capacity to safeguard its living heritage26/30-03-2012, Lusaka (Zambia)

Upgrading competencies on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage and planning related national workshops23/25-03-2012, Paris (France)

Zimbabwe mobilizes communities, traditional chiefs, academia and government officials to safeguard its intangible cultural heritage19/23-03-2012, Harare (Zimbabwe)

Malawi welcomes workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention to strengthen its capacity to safeguard its living heritage12/16-03-2012, Lilongwe (Malawi)

Capacity building on ratification in Samoa14/15-02-2012, Apia (Samoa)