Workshop on Developing Safeguarding Plans for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Fiji
As a state party to the ICH Convention since 2010, Fiji has actively engaged in the implementation of the Convention. Fiji has organized a series of workshops to enhance the capacity of stakeholders for safeguarding ICH. This included the workshops on the Implementation of the ICH Convention (September 2015) and the community-based ICH inventorying (February 2016) with financial assistance from the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust. As a follow-up to the recommendations of these workshops, a community-based ICH inventorying of Rotuman culture and indigenous house building skills in Fiji is currently underway.
A Workshop on Developing Safeguarding Plans for ICH in Fiji will be held from 17 to 21 October 2016. This workshop will bring together cultural officials from the 14 provincial offices, ICH holders and practitioners, government officials in charge of education and intellectual property, and NGO representatives. It aims to provide them with the opportunity to learn how to develop safeguarding plans for ICH through lectures, case studies, role play, group exercises and discussions.