Promoting and Safeguarding Nepal’s intangible heritage: Workshop on developing safeguarding plans, 21-25 November 2016
UNESCO supports Nepal in building national capacities through the development of safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage.
With the support of the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific region under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP), UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation are jointly organizing a training workshop to develop safeguarding plans for intangible heritage on 21-25 November 2016 in Kathmandu.
Safeguarding intangible heritage means ensuring its viability among today’s generation and its continued transmission to future generations. Over centuries, communities, practitioners, and other tradition bearers have developed their own localized systems for transmitting Intangible Cultural Heritage knowledge and skills. However, in light of rapid development, threat of natural disaster, and globalizing societies, these systems are at risk.
The workshop aims at exchanging the knowledge and skill for the development of a community-based safeguarding methodology. The workshop will also provide a deep understanding of why and how concerned communities, groups and individuals should be the primary actors in drafting and executing any safeguarding activity for intangible cultural heritage.
Around 35 participants are expected to participate in the event, including relevant communities and groups as well as institutions and government departments.
This workshop is a part of the UNESCO global capacity-building programme to create positive institutional and professional environments for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and harnessing its potential for sustainable development and peaceful societies.
Earlier, a series of three workshops – Implementing the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (April 2012), Community-Based Identification and Inventorying (January 2013), and Preparing Nominations to the Convention (September 2013) – were held with financial support from the Japanese Government.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Ms Nipuna Shrestha
P.O.Box 14391, Kathmandu
Tel.: + 977 1 5554396 ext.26
Fax: + 977 1 5554450
Kathmandu, 18 November 2016
Press release UNESCO/KAT 08/2016