Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention: its first decade14/16-06-2013, Chengdu (China)
Lao PDR: workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage11/18-06-2013, Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)
Kyrgyzstan: Implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the International Level28/31-05-2013, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Seventh Annual Regional meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage in South East Europe
27/28-05-2013, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Mongolia: Intangible Cultural Heritage Community-Based Inventorying Workshop
20/28-05-2013, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Cap Haïtien (Haiti)13/17-05-2013, Cap Haïtien (Haiti)
Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Les Cayes (Haiti)07/10-05-2013, Les Cayes (Haiti)
Sub-regional worskhop on ICH strategy and capacity building30-04-2013/02-05-2013, Harare (Zimbabwe)
Second Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Community-Based Inventorying Workshop in Timor-Leste16/18-04-2013, Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste)
Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Guatemala15/17-04-2013, Guatemala (Guatemala)
Tajikistan: Implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the International Level10/14-04-2013, Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention in Brunei Darussalam10-04-2013, Brunei Darussalam (Brunei Darussalam)
Namibia: rolling out the capacity building strategy at the national level 08/19-04-2013, Waterberg (Namibia)
Bhutan: Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage 02/09-04-2013, Phuntsholing (Bhutan)
Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Honduras18/22-03-2013, Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Dominican Republic on the road to the implementation of the 2003 Convention11/15-03-2013, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Sri Lanka gets ready for inventorying intangible cultural heritage10/17-03-2013
Cuba: communities involved in the inventory of the rural festivities of Red and Blue bands of Majagua28-02-2013/05-03-2013, Majagua, Ciego de Ávila (Cuba)
A step further in the identification of intangible cultural heritage in Argentina25-02-2013/01-03-2013, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Implementation of the UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the International Level18/21-02-2013, Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Cambodia reorienting its methods of inventorying living heritage14/21-02-2013, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Cambodia is reinforcing a community-based focus in its existing and new efforts to document and inventory living heritage. For this purpose and with generous funding from Japan, over 35 participants came together in Siem Reap from 14 to 21 February this year to build their knowledge and develop this new approach.
UNESCO provided the substantive support through two members of its certified facilitators’ network, Mr Rahul Goswami from India and Ms Suzanne Ogge from Australia. The programme included 8 days of intensive course work and field-based practicum carried out in the rural areas of Siem Reap and the town itself. Fieldwork included a visit to the School of Fine Arts and two local communities, with forms of ICH documented including traditional weaving processes, martial arts skills and techniques, and performing arts. Participants learned, through hands-on training, field-based techniques of interviewing and audio-visual recording. A visit was also conducted to the Eco-Global Museum (supported by UNESCO) located in the Preah Vihear Province, to learn about a concrete inventory project underway which combines audio-visual documentation of living heritage among a local indigenous community with the documentation of associated cultural objects.
So far, Cambodia’s Living Human Treasures programme has included documentation efforts, though its methods have not as yet been extended to community-based approaches recommended by the 2003 Convention. The capacity-building workshop on inventorying with a strong community focus thus provided participants - most of whom are provincial directors – with further skills and knowledge for their field practices. In addition, the training placed much emphasis on developing mutually supportive networks among cultural professionals and communities to support national efforts to document and inventory living heritage.
The participants included those who had attended the first capacity-building workshop on implementation held in 2012 August in Phnom Penh, and new participants. Among them were representatives of civil society organizations. While several mentioned the need for long-term and reliable financial support and stability for safeguarding, all participants confirmed that the training was extremely useful and they would integrate the new approach in their current work and future programmes.
Samoa is mobilizing different actors for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage11/15-02-2013
Inventory of the intangible cultural heritage in Nepal19/28-01-2013, Kathmandu (Nepal)
The challenges of capacity building in the Arab world14/17-01-2013, Doha (Qatar)