Workshop on community-based inventorying of living heritage
The National Directorate of Culture of Sao Tome and Principe in cooperation with UNESCO organizes a workshop on the elaboration of community-based inventories of living heritage in the spirit of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The workshop is made possible thanks to the generous contribution from the Government of Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
The workshop introduces the concepts, objectives and methods of inventorying and includes practical field work in the community of Boa Morte.
As part of the capacity-building project to reinforce the safeguarding of living heritage in the Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (PALOP), the workshop gathers some 25 Santomean particpants including stakeholders from local to national levels. With the aim to strengthen regional cooperation among PALOP countries the training is co-facilitated by a Brazilian and a Mozambican expert who has been previously trained through the same programme. Moreover, a culture officer from Cabo Verde attends the workshop in view of similar activities planned in the Archipelago off the coast of Western Africa.