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ERIC Number: ED559669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Asia and the Pacific. 2011-2014 Project Completion Report
Favis, Ricardo; Suvanatap, Montakarn
UNESCO Bangkok
The "Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage" was adopted by the General Conference in October 2003 and entered into force in 2006 after ratification by 30 Member States. To date there are 161 Member States, yet the States Parties to the Convention still need to appreciate better the concepts and mechanisms established under the Convention. In response, UNESCO implemented a regional project aimed at building up the knowledge and skills in both government institutions and civil society in beneficiary countries, so that they will have sustainable frameworks for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and implementing the 2003 Convention on a long-term basis. To prepare for project implementation, UNESCO developed training materials designed as tool kits to facilitate their adaptation to the specific needs and context of each country. Regional experts with adequate experience in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage were trained to use the tool kits and were later assigned to facilitate the capacity-building activities in the beneficiary countries. This report describes how training workshops were structured to maximize interactivity and active learning through group sessions, role playing, practical exercises, and field work in the countries of Bhutan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, and Timor Leste. The following are appended: (1) UNESCO Accredited Regional Expert Trainers; (2) Training Workshop Calendar & Beneficiaries; and (3) List of Illustrations. [Support for this document was provided by Japanese Funds-in-Trust.]
UNESCO Bangkok. Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building, 920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Tel: +66-2-3910577; Fax: +66-2-3910866; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Bangkok (Thailand)
Identifiers - Location: Bhutan; Cambodia; Mongolia; Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Sri Lanka; Timor-Leste