When :from Monday 8 April, 2019 09:00 to Saturday 13 April, 2019 17:55
Type of event :Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Where :Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The third Sub-regional Training of Trainers for Central Asia “Strengthening the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage” will be held from 8 to 12 April 2019 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) which is organized by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty, the UNESCO Office in Tashkent, the Secretariat of the 2003 Convention of UNESCO HQ and with the financial support of the International Training Centre for intangible cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP) as well as in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Central Asia is located at the crossroads of ancient civilizations. Its territory comprises an ensemble of objects and monuments of cultural heritage, which symbolize a common history and reflect an amazing cultural diversity. Among them, a special place is occupied by elements of intangible cultural heritage, which are customs, forms of representation and expression, knowledge and skills - as well as associated tools, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces - recognized by communities, groups and, in some cases, individual individuals as part of their cultural heritage. Some elements of this rich cultural heritage of Central Asia are included in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, such as Shashmaqom music (2008), Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisation (2015), Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings, 2014), Askiya, the art of wit (2014), Navruz (2016), Kok boru, traditional horse game and Kazakh traditional Assyk games (2017), Chakan, embroidery art (2018) and many others.
Being as the part of the UNESCO Global Programme for strengthening capacities to safeguard intangible cultural heritage, the sub-regional training is aimed to train a group of trainers for Central Asia who are familiar with the particularity of each participating country. Also, the goal of the training is to strengthen the interaction and opportunities for Central Asian countries to implement the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of intangible Cultural Heritage. Moreover, within the training the issues on further strengthening of capacities in Central Asia will be considered and discussed.
The participants of the training are specialist and experts in the field of intangible cultural heritage from four Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The international experts were invited to conduct the training.