01.07.2013 - UNESCO Office in Kingston

Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Trinidad and Tobago

A National workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 22 June to 1 July 2013.  Organized by the Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of the Arts & Multiculturalism of Trinidad and Tobago and the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean, the workshop will bring together government officials, non-governmental organizations and community practitioners who are or will be involved in various ways in the implementation of UNESCO's 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the national level.  Funded by the Government of Japan, the workshop is part of a sub-regional project being implemented in Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago within the context of UNESCO's Global Strategy on capacity building on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

The workshop will focus on i) community involvement in identifying and inventorying in accordance with/as advocated by UNESCO's Intangible Heritage Convention, ii) information gathering with communities, iii) organizing, accessing and updating information in inventories and iv) a hands-on experience in preparing field work.  As part of the capacity-building workshop, a pilot activity on inventorying will be carried out in Trinidad and Tobago.  Participants trained during the community-based inventorying workshop will be mobilized for the pilot activity.


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