The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO jointly with the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO, kindly supported by the Archeological Research Unit of University of Cyprus are organizing an online capacity building workshop dedicated to the “Developing safeguarding plans for living heritage in Cyprus” within the framework of the UNESCO Global Capacity Building Strategy for the Intangible Cultural Heritage between 10 and 14 of May, 2021.
The training at national level is conducted by the two experienced facilitators from the UNESCO’s facilitator’s global network, Ms Séverine Cachat and Ms Panayiota Andrianopoulou tailored to the needs of the specific Cyprus’s framework.
The topics to be developed in the training are: analysis of the key concepts of the ICH safeguarding; community participation, involvement of various stakeholders, intersectorial coordination, thus showing the degree of understanding required for the development of safeguarding plans; introduction on developing safeguarding plans in line with the 2003 Convention focusing on the role of inventorying in ICH safeguarding; interrelation of the ICH safeguarding to the Sustainable Development Goals, within the Overall Results Framework, to improve the participants relevant knowledge; introduction on the ethical principles to be taken into consideration while developing safeguarding plans for ICH; strategy development for capacity and competency building in the view of safeguarding planning; best safeguarding practices analysis through interactive methodology.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the facilitators have prepared a flexible program, it is also foreseen significant group work in intriguing sub-topics as well as have invited international guests to participate on specific sub-topics. The training starts on Monday, 10th of May in the Zoom platform.
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