Workshop on Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

When, local time: 
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Fiji, Suva
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

This workshop aims at providing government officials, experts, village representatives and Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) holders in Fiji with training opportunities for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) at the country level.
Fiji joined the ICH Convention in 2010. As state party, Fiji, through the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of iTaukei (Indigenous) Affairs, have actively engaged in the ICH safeguarding. One of such activities was the mapping of indigenous knowledge across the country supported by the specialized institute and the iTaukei Trust Fund.
This workshop will bring together stakeholders in the ICH safeguarding in Fiji and take up concrete ICH such as traditional architecture building, fire-walking performance, and traditional performing arts, as examples of ICH to be safeguarded under the ICH Convention.

This Workshop is a part of the regional project which received funding under UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust.