Capacity-building
strategy for
safeguarding intangible
cultural heritage
Progress, results, challenges
Limassol, Cyprus
16...
2
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Goals
• Create institutional and professional
environments for ICH safeguarding
• Pro...
3
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Field oriented
Ratio Headquarters/Field Offices of the budget
dedicated to capacity b...
4
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Multi-faceted
• Revision of policies and legislation
• Redesign of institutional infr...
5
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Three axes
1. Content and materials
2. Network of expert facilitators
3. Delivering t...
6
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Four initial areas
1. Ratification
2. Implementation at the national level
3. Communi...
7
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Coming soon
• Elaborating safeguarding plans (testing
phase)
• ICH and sustainable de...
8
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Facilitators
78 experts trained from all regions
9
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A dedicated website
10
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Multi-year tailored projects
Typical capacity-building country project extending fro...
11
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Evolution of workshops per theme
2011-2013
90 workshops all over the world
0%
10%
20...
12
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Workshops per electoral group
2011-2013
90 workshops all over the world
0
2
4
6
8
10...
13
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Specific audiences
Youth
• The Caribbean - Grenada, Nov. 2012
• Central Africa - Bra...
14
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Resource mobilization
US$12 million
15
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Budget for ICH
2012-2013
16
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Monitoring and
evaluation
• EX 4
• Donor review meetings
• Periodic reports
• Report...
17
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IOS evaluation
Achievements
• highly relevant international
instrument
• cultural he...
18
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
IOS evaluation
Challenges
• Insufficient integration in other
policies (agriculture,...
19
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
IOS evaluation
Capacity-building programme
 most important mechanism
 more support...
20
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
IOS evaluation
International mechanisms
 Representative List
overrated
 USL, BSP a...
21
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
IOS evaluation
 Monitoring and evaluation
framework lacking (beyond
periodic report...
22
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Challenges (1)
No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach /
customization
Adequacy and divers...
23
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Challenges (2)
Gaps in workshop organization
Prior knwoledge of participants,
natio...
24
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Challenges (3)
Curriculum and workshop materials
Customize
Update
New themes
Sha...
25
© All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH
Beijing Recommendations
• Prepare workshop checklist
• Improve reporting template
• ...
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SESSION 3
Eighth Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts Network
on Intangible Cultural Heritage
15-16 May 2014. Limassol, Cyprus
Presentation by: Matteo Rosati, Programme Officer, Culture Unit; UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy)

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UNESCO: Capacity-building strategy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

  1. 1. Capacity-building strategy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage Progress, results, challenges Limassol, Cyprus 16 May 2014
  2. 2. 2 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Goals • Create institutional and professional environments for ICH safeguarding • Promote broad public knowledge and support for the Convention’s concepts and objectives
  3. 3. 3 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Field oriented Ratio Headquarters/Field Offices of the budget dedicated to capacity building since 2010
  4. 4. 4 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Multi-faceted • Revision of policies and legislation • Redesign of institutional infrastructures • Development of inventory methods • Full involvement of diverse stakeholders • Technical skills to safeguard ICH
  5. 5. 5 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Three axes 1. Content and materials 2. Network of expert facilitators 3. Delivering training
  6. 6. 6 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Four initial areas 1. Ratification 2. Implementation at the national level 3. Community-based inventorying 4. Elaborating nominations
  7. 7. 7 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Coming soon • Elaborating safeguarding plans (testing phase) • ICH and sustainable development • ICH and gender
  8. 8. 8 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Facilitators 78 experts trained from all regions
  9. 9. 9 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH A dedicated website
  10. 10. 10 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Multi-year tailored projects Typical capacity-building country project extending from 18 to 36 months
  11. 11. 11 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Evolution of workshops per theme 2011-2013 90 workshops all over the world 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 2011 2012 2013 RAT NOM INV IMP
  12. 12. 12 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Workshops per electoral group 2011-2013 90 workshops all over the world 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Group I Group II Group III Group IV Group V(a) Group V(b) IMP INV NOM RAT
  13. 13. 13 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Specific audiences Youth • The Caribbean - Grenada, Nov. 2012 • Central Africa - Brazzaville, Nov. 2012 NGOs • Libreville, Gabon – Sept. 2011 • Quito, Ecuador – Oct. 2011 Universities • Mombasa, Kenya - June 2012
  14. 14. 14 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Resource mobilization US$12 million
  15. 15. 15 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Budget for ICH 2012-2013
  16. 16. 16 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Monitoring and evaluation • EX 4 • Donor review meetings • Periodic reports • Reports to the Governing Bodies • Regional review meetings • IOS evaluation
  17. 17. 17 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH IOS evaluation Achievements • highly relevant international instrument • cultural heritage discourse significantly broadened • provisions largely integrated in cultural policies and laws
  18. 18. 18 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH IOS evaluation Challenges • Insufficient integration in other policies (agriculture, health, tourism, etc.) • lack of financial and human resources at country level • poor understanding of the Convention’s concepts
  19. 19. 19 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH IOS evaluation Capacity-building programme  most important mechanism  more support in policy and legislative development needed  follow-up and assessment of results achieved needed
  20. 20. 20 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH IOS evaluation International mechanisms  Representative List overrated  USL, BSP and IA underused  Synergies with other Culture Conventions and WIPO not fully exploited
  21. 21. 21 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH IOS evaluation  Monitoring and evaluation framework lacking (beyond periodic reports)  Limited role of NGOs: international and national level  High quality of the Secretariat’s work
  22. 22. 22 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Challenges (1) No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach / customization Adequacy and diversity of participants Complexity of facilitators’ roles
  23. 23. 23 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Challenges (2) Gaps in workshop organization Prior knwoledge of participants, national/local context Local language/interpretation Field exercises
  24. 24. 24 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Challenges (3) Curriculum and workshop materials Customize Update New themes Sharing
  25. 25. 25 © All Rights Reserved: UNESCO/ ICH Beijing Recommendations • Prepare workshop checklist • Improve reporting template • Translate Convention text and ‘train’ local interpretors • Upgrade facilitators’ competencies • Train a new ‘layer’ of facilitators locally to ensure multiplier effect

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