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



32 element(s)

6th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee22/29-11-2011, Bali (Indonesia)

Capacity-building workshop on the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention14/18-11-2011, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?meeting_id=00162

Within the framework of UNESCO’s global capacity-building strategy for the implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003), UNESCO Addis Ababa is organizing a workshop for 32 participants:

  • 12 officials from nine Regional Culture and Tourism Bureaus;
  • 8 officials from the Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism;
  • 3 scholars from Addis Ababa University;
  • 3 from NGOs working on related topics and 4 from communities

It will focus on familiarizing participants with the basic concepts, measure and mechanisms of the Intangible Heritage Convention, recognizing that effective implementation depends upon profound knowledge and understanding of all of these. The workshop will be facilitated by Ms Deidre Prins-Solani and Mr Amareswar Galla, two facilitators from a network of 65 experts who participated in a training-of-trainers workshop series on how to use the UNESCO curricula specifically designed to build capacity on implementing the Intangible Heritage Convention.


The global capacity-building strategy put in place with the support of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund and UNESCO’s regular programme budget, will continue to enjoy highest priority. It currently includes an initial series of workshops addressing the most urgent training needs:

1) ratification
2) implementing the Convention at the national level
3) community-based inventorying
4) elaborating nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List

The Addis Ababa workshop is part and parcel of this important initiative.

Capacity Building Workshop on the Ratification of UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage14/15-11-2011, Dili (Timor-Leste)

Sensitizing policy makers on the implementation of the UNESCO 2003 convention07/11-11-2011, Mombasa (Kenya)

Second capacity-building workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: the role of communities in safeguarding and inventorying ICH
02/03-11-2011, Santiago (Chile)

National training workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Montenegro24/31-10-2011, Cetinje (Montenegro)

Regional capacity-building workshop on the role of NGOs in implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage19/21-10-2011, Quito (Ecuador)

National capacity-building workshop on the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention10/14-10-2011, Bamako (Mali)

Regional capacity-building workshop on the role of NGOs in implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage28/30-09-2011, Libreville (Gabon)

Second meeting of the 6.COM bureau15-09-2011, Paris (France)

Strengthening National Capacities for the Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kyrgyz Republic15/16-09-2011, Osh (Kyrgyzstan)

Meeting of the open ended intergovernmental working group on the treatment of nominations to the Representative List by the Committee, Subsidiary Body and the Secretariat12/13-09-2011, Paris (France)

Awareness-raising of key stakeholders from the Ministry of Culture on techniques of inventory12/14-09-2011, Brazzaville (Congo)

Two workshops on safeguarding intangible heritage in Afghanistan01/03-09-2011, Kabul (Afghanistan)

Strengthening national capacities for the inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Kyrgyz Republic18/19-07-2011, Talas (Kyrgyzstan)

Towards the ratification of the 2003 Convention in Comoros12/13-07-2011, Moroni (Comoros)

Tanzania on its way to implement the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage12/13-07-2011, Dodoma (United Republic of Tanzania)

Capacity-building workshop on the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention11/15-07-2011, Broumana (Lebanon)

Capacity building on implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Cameroun07/10-06-2011, Kribi (Cameroon)

Nigeria: A workshop to anchor the Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage at the national level01/03-06-2011, Enugu (Nigeria)

National capacity-building workshop on the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention26/28-05-2011, Bujumbura (Burundi)

Strengthening National Capacities for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage18/21-05-2011, Minsk (Belarus)

Training Workshop on the Implementation of 2003 Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage02/05-05-2011, Islamabad (Pakistan)

The Power of Culture in Development28-04-2011, Accra (Ghana)

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers for the Arab States10/14-04-2011, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers for Latin America and the Caribbean28-03-2011/01-04-2011, Havana (Cuba)

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers workshop in Sofia14/18-03-2011, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Awareness-raising on safeguarding intangible heritage for North Korean authorities01/05-02-2011, Pyongyang (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers in Libreville31-01-2011/04-02-2011, Libreville (Gabon)

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers in Harare24/28-01-2011, Harare (Zimbabwe)

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH: training of trainers for Asia and the Pacific10/14-01-2011, Beijing (China)