Workshop on the formulation of public policy tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

When, local time: 
Monday, 4 April 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, 7 April 2016 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Ecuador, Loja
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

The National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC) and UNESCO’s Quito office are organizing in Loja the first of a set of three workshops on the formulation of public policy tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. The workshop, which will take place from 4 to 7 April 2016, will gather 25 participants from regional offices of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the INPC, representatives of the National Planning and Development Secretariat, as well as community members to work on formulating public policy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage sensitive to gender and human rights issues.
The National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC) and UNESCO’s Quito office are organizing in Loja the first of a set of three workshops on the formulation of public policy tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. The workshop, which will take place from 4 to 7 April 2016, will gather 25 participants from regional offices of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the INPC, representatives of the National Planning and Development Secretariat, as well as community members to work on formulating public policy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage sensitive to gender and human rights issues.

The workshop is part of a two-year project supported by the Government of Japan to strengthen human and institutional capacities to safeguard intangible cultural heritage in Ecuador. Last year community-based inventorying activities were organized in Loja, increasing awareness and strengthening synergies. This will provide this year’s workshops with a solid base to discuss the impact of public policy on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, as well as civil society participation in planning and implementation.