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



68 element(s)

Windhoek hosts workshop on the elaboration of the nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List29-11-2010/03-12-2010, Windhoek (Namibia)

MEDLIHER Phase II evaluation meeting28/30-11-2010, Cairo (Egypt)

Capacity-building workshop in Central America and the Caribbean on the Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention16/18-11-2010, Panama City (Panama)

Information meeting for the members of the Intergovernmental Committee25-10-2010, Paris (France)

Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention through the preparation of inventories20/23-09-2010, Libreville (Gabon)

The role of NGOs in implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage02/04-09-2010, Tallinn (Estonia)

National Workshop on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Alta Gracia31-08-2010/02-09-2010, Cordoba (Argentina)

Intangible Heritage Beyond Borders: Safeguarding Through International Cooperation20/21-07-2010, Bangkok (Thailand)

Regional consultation among category 2 centres in Asia and the Pacific19-07-2010, Bangkok (Thailand)

3rd session of the General Assembly22/24-06-2010, Paris (France)

Meeting of the working group of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (5.COM 4.WG)21-06-2010, Paris (France)

Meeting of the Restricted Working Group of the Committee on the amendments to the Operational Directives of the 2003 Convention (5.COM 3.1.WG)01-06-2010, Paris (France)

Meeting of the working group of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (5.COM 3.WG)21-05-2010, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on the 2003 Convention15-03-2010, Paris (France)

Workshop on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Palau23/25-02-2010, Koror (Palau)

Building capacities for community-based intangible cultural heritage inventorying in Southern Africa15/20-02-2010, Maseru (Lesotho)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?meeting_id=00126

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage aims at safeguarding living heritage. Unlike tangible heritage that is conventionally managed by heritage experts (e.g., architects, archaeologists, and conservators), intangible cultural heritage requires a participatory approach to safeguarding involving various stakeholders, most important of whom are the communities concerned. Among the obligations of States Parties to the Convention, the one that is expressed in the strongest language is the duty to elaborate one or more inventories of the intangible heritage present on their territories with the participation of the communities concerned. An effective strategy to ensure the active participation of communities in the implementation of the Convention is to have them inventory their own heritage.

The Lesotho workshop is one of the activities of the capacity-building project aiming at strengthening community-based inventorying capacity. This initial training workshop in Lesotho will be followed by similar ones in Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Swaziland, and Zambia. The workshop participants will then engage themselves in several months of fieldwork in each country separately. Follow-up sessions will be organized to evaluate the quality of exercises and improve methodologies.

The project is backed up by UNESCO Secretariat in Paris as well as the Culture programme staff in the cluster offices in Harare, Nairobi and Windhoek.

The workshop and the project are sponsored by the UNESCO/Flanders Trust Fund and organized in cooperation with the Lesotho UNESCO National Commission and the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture of Lesotho

Working Documents

  • Draft outline for inventorying elements in Lesotho: English|Sesotho
  • Participant List: English
  • Trainer’s manual: activity modules: English

Background Documents

Presentations

  • Basic Challenges of Sustaining Intangible Cultural Heritage: English
  • Basic Challenges of Sustaining Intangible Cultural Heritage: Safeguarding ICH: English
  • Inventorying Intangible Cultural Heritage: Some Basic Considerations: English

Contact in the UNESCO Office in Windhoek: Mr Damir Dijakovic (d.dijakovic@unesco.org)

4th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee28-09-2009/02-10-2009, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Vanuatu inter-departmental meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage03/05-06-2009, Port Vila (Vanuatu)

Expert meeting on culinary practices04/05-04-2009, Vitré (France)

Meeting of the subsidiary body for the examination of nominations for the Representative List12/13-01-2009, Paris (France)

Tongan inter-departmental meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage05-12-2008, Fua’amotu (Tonga)

Second Pacific meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage02/04-12-2008, Fua’amotu (Tonga)

3rd session of the Intergovernmental Committee04/08-11-2008, Istanbul (Turkey)

Bureau20-10-2008, Paris (France)

National Capacity-Building Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention19/20-09-2008, Maputo (Mozambique)

Capacity-Building Workshop on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the African States Parties to the 2003 Convention23/24-06-2008, Paris (France)

2nd session of the General Assembly16/19-06-2008, Paris (France)

Information meeting on the 2003 Convention and the second General Assembly
02-06-2008, Paris (France)

Inter-departmental Meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of

the Intangible Cultural Heritage

21/22-05-2008, Suva (Fiji)

Sub-regional workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage19/20-05-2008, Bamako (Mali)

Strengthening National Capacities for Implementing the 2003 Convention17/18-04-2008, Jakarta (Indonesia)

Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage27/28-03-2008, Pretoria (South Africa)

Inter-departmental Meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage18/19-03-2008, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Kenyan National Meeting on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention05/06-03-2008, Nairobi (Kenya)

Sub-regional meeting in Nadi, Fiji, on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage12/14-12-2007, Nadi (Fiji)

Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges11/13-12-2007, Hue (Viet Nam)

Expert Meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage keywords06/07-12-2007, Paris (France)

Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Crossroads of Cultures03-12-2007, Paris (France)

Expert Meeting on Current Trends in Linguistic Mapping in preparation of the 3rd edition of the Atlas29/30-11-2007, Paris (France)

Workshop on inventorying intangible cultural heritage23/27-07-2007, Maputo (Mozambique)

National Workshop on inventorying intangible cultural heritage in Madagascar16/20-07-2007, Antananarivo (Madagascar)

International seminar on Principles and Experiences of Drawing Up ICH Inventories in Europe14/15-05-2007, Tallinn (Estonia)

Expert Meeting on the Lists Established by the 2003 Convention02/04-04-2007, New Delhi (India)

Regional meeting for Arab States31-03-2007/04-04-2007, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Expert meeting on Transmission and Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage through Formal and Non-Formal Education21/23-02-2007, Chiba (Japan)

Identifying Good Practices in Safeguarding Endangered Languages in Africa09/10-02-2007, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Regional meeting for West Africa04/05-12-2006, Dakar (Senegal)

Regional meeting for Central Africa30-11-2006/01-12-2006, Douala (Cameroon)

Regional meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa27/28-11-2006, Dar es Salam (United Republic of Tanzania)

1st session of the Intergovernmental Committee18/19-11-2006, Algiers (Algeria)

Meeting on inventorying intangible cultural heritage in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia19/20-10-2006, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

1st session of the General Assembly27/29-06-2006, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on the Impacts of the Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity20/21-04-2006, Paris (France)

Joining forces for preserving Africa’s linguistic diversity23/25-03-2006, Bamako (Mali)

Expert meeting on Identification of Intangible Heritage in Sudan21/22-03-2006, Khartoum (Sudan)

Expert meeting on Community Involvement in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage13/15-03-2006, Tokyo (Japan)

Preparatory Meeting for a Manual on Oral Traditions and Expressions27/28-01-2006, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on documentation and archiving of intangible cultural heritage12/13-01-2006, Paris (France)