National Workshop on UNESCO Culture Programme

When :

from Wednesday 20 March, 2019
to Thursday 21 March, 2019

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Mogadishu International Airport, Mogadishu, Somalia

Contact :

UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa together with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in Somalia are organizing a one day awareness raising workshop on 20 March 2019 for high level national authorities on the UNESCO Culture Programme and the benefits of ratification of UNESCO Conventions in the field of Culture.
The workshop is part of an ongoing UNESCO collaboration with the Italian NGO "CISP" on an EU-funded project entitled "Creating a culture of resilience in Somalia" to promote awareness raising among national authorities and other stakeholders on the portfolio of UNESCO Conventions ranging from the safeguarding of natural and cultural World Heritage to protecting cultural heritage in times of armed conflict. This is the second workshop organized in the framework of this collaboration. UNESCO and CISP have also joined forces to translate some of the UNESCO Conventions in the field of Culture into the Somali language and are organizing education and outreach programmes in schools in Mogadishu and Galkayo to raise awareness among youth of the importance of safeguarding Somali's cultural heritage.