Global Strategy for Strengthening National Capacities for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: Latin America and the Caribbean Review Meeting

When :

from Tuesday 17 September, 2013
to Thursday 19 September, 2013

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina, Complejo Kusikancha - Calle Maruri s/n, Cusco, Peru

Contact :


The second review meeting on UNESCO’s global strategy for strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage will be convened by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section in Cusco, Peru, from 17 to 19 September 2013, following the first such meeting in Beijing, China, in November 2012.
The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America (CRESPIAL), a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO, will host the meeting that aims to assess the implementation of the strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The meeting brings together eleven facilitators from the global network, established two years ago following a cycle of training of trainers workshops all over the world, who have now conducted capacity-building activities in the refion. Colleagues responsible for the Culture Programme in UNESCO’s field offices and CRESPIAL will also participate.

The meeting’s agenda covers the range of conceptual and practical problems encountered along the way. By inviting key actors involved in the implementation of this programme to share their experiences, the challenges they faced and the ways they found to overcome them, the meeting will improve the effectiveness of the capacity-building strategy so it can respond more adequately to the specific needs of States.