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)

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)

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Madaba and its 150,000 inhabitants will soon become the precursors of an experience never seen before in Jordan. Located near the capital, this region will indeed be the focus of a pilot activity of intangible cultural heritage inventorying as part of the “MedLiHer - Mediterranean Living Heritage” project, co-funded by the European Union and UNESCO.

Concretely, what is the pilot inventorying all about? Under the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, each State Party must involve communities, groups and relevant NGOs in identifying and defining elements of this heritage. Identification is the process of describing one or several specific elements of intangible cultural heritage in their context and to distinguish them from others. This process of identification and definition is what the Convention means by “inventory”. It also emphasizes that this should be done “in view of safeguarding” - that is to say that the inventory is not an abstract exercise, but a useful one. The inventory represents the first step in the development of safeguarding plans for those elements.

In order to get familiar with these concepts, those involved in inventory activities within the governorate of Madaba (community members, responsible for culture at the national and local level, researchers) will receive extensive training from 12 to 20 July. It will cover the principles of the inventory under the Convention, the role of the different stakeholders in the process and the tools and techniques of participatory documentation. This “theoretical” part will lead to the development of the methodological framework for the inventory and will be followed by a field practicum.

The workshop will be facilitated jointly by Ms. Annie Tohmé Tabet and Mr. Hani Hayajneh, both members of the network of facilitators trained by UNESCO as part of its capacity- building strategy for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

During the three months following the training, the research teams will go to meet communities, characterized by great cultural and religious diversity, throughout the governorate. This inventory work will concentrate on identifying and involving bearers (individuals, groups or communities) of intangible heritage, focusing especially on present social functions and challenges for its transmission to future generations, in a context where rapid urbanization is disrupting the traditional socio-cultural fabric. The methodologies developed during this pilot exercise could then be applied on a wider scale to other regions of the country.

All data collected will be systematized and digitized, while a film and a photographic exhibition will make this inventory experience available to the Jordanian and international public.

The workshop and inventory activity are part of Phase III of MedLiHer, which aims at promoting the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.

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)