Workshop on handcrafted goods prototyping theory and quality standards
The workshop will aim at strengthening capacities of 28 craftspeople from the coastal province of Manabí (Ecuador) on the theory and practice of creating prototypes of handcrafted goods, as well as on the basic principles for assessing and monitoring product quality standards.
The workshop is the last of four, designed and implemented by the UNESCO Field Office in Quito in close collaboration with the Inter-American Centre for Handicrafts and Popular Arts (CIDAP, for its Spanish acronym), in the framework of a project dedicated to regional post-disaster recovery through the strengthening and innovation of the artisanal sector and its products. The activity, led by an expert in artisanal design and innovation, will take place in Portoviejo and will last for three days during which artisans will receive training on the production of prototypes and quality standards principles.
The UNESCO Field Office in Quito will participate by giving a presentation highlighting the main aspects of the 2003 and 2005 Conventions as well as those programmes and activities that were or are being implemented in regard with the safeguarding, protection and promotion of traditional artisanal techniques and goods.