Intangible Cultural Heritage Awareness-raising Workshop in Yap (Federated States of Micronesia)

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, 29 March 2013 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Micronesia (Federated States of), Yap
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
The FSM Committee on Education identified the advantages of ratifying the 2003 Convention, including: i) ensuring the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage at the international and national levels regarding continuity, transmission, development and scientific study; ii) making a socio-cultural contribution to the sustainable development of the country; iii) strengthening both local and national identity, ensuring openness towards other cultures and respect for cultural diversity; iv) fostering socio-cultural continuity between past, present and future generations; v) promoting and guiding forms of tourism which respect the intangible cultural heritage as a source of identity and social cohesion; and vi) benefiting from a network of States Parties among which there is a genuine international cooperation, assistance and exchange of expertise.<br /><br />In this connection, the Yap State Government in cooperation with Yap Historic Preservation Office will organize an Awareness-raising Workshop for Intangible Cultural Heritage. The workshop aims at providing an opportunity for government officers, NGOs, community leaders, and ICH custodians to have a better understanding of the 2003 Convention and its implementation and discuss a strategy and action plan for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Yap.