El Salvador: first community-based inventorying experiences of intangible cultural heritage following the ratification of the Convention
- Extraction of sugar cane for the production of panela (brown sugar sweet)
There participants, accompanied by community members, will put into practice some of the knowledge acquired during the theoretical sessions with the guidance of two experts from the UNESCO-certified facilitators network, Ms María Ismenia Toledo (Venezuela) and Mr Enrique Pérez López (Mexico). They will work with the local community to carry out an identification and documentation exercise of expressions of intangible cultural heritage, among which dances and craftsmanship, which have not been, to date, inventoried by their practitioners.
As part of the regional project for strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage being implemented in Central America throughout 2013 by UNESCO’s Offices in San José and Guatemala, thanks to the generous contribution of Spain to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, the activity will also count on the participation of the project teams in Nicaragua and Honduras. It will also complement El Salvador’s recent efforts to develop a comprehensive cultural information system.
- 17/25-06-2013, San Salvador (El Salvador): Training on inventorying intangible cultural heritage in El Salvador with the participation of the community of Conchagua
- Countries: El Salvador
17 June 2013 – Taking stock in Chengdu of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention’s first decade – and its future12 June 2013 – Lao PDR on its way for safeguarding its rich intangible cultural heritage through community-based inventorying