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Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Pakistan

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Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Pakistan
Two groups of trainees carried out a one-day field investigation to
Pakistan's distinctive truck color-drawing community.

Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Pakistan
Mr. Irfan Siddique, minster of the Secretary of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and
National Heritage of Pakistan meet Ms. Xu Rong, director of CRIHAP.

Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Pakistan
Ms. Xu Rong, director of CRIHAP, attended the closing ceremony and
issued certificates to the trainees for completing the workshop.


During the workshop, Ms Xu Rong briefly introduced the functions of the CRIHAP, as well as its work results. At the closing ceremony, the Memorandum on Carrying out Intangible Cultural Heritage Capacity-building Activities in 2016-2018 was signed by CRIHAP and the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage of Pakistan, aiming to provide a series of capacity-building training programs in the next three years.

Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, Minister of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage of Pakistan and Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary, attached the great importance to the workshop and especially met Ms Xu Rong and the staffs of CRIHAP. He highly appraised that the capacity building workshops held for Pakistan was timely and necessary. He also expected the trainees to apply what they learnt during the workshop into practice and subsequently to promote the intangible cultural heritage safeguarding of Pakistan. He also expressed that the workshop was a starting point for a new journey of the cooperation between CRIHAP and Pakistan in intangible cultural heritage safeguarding. He looked forward to further strengthen and expand the cooperation in the intangible cultural heritage safeguarding field.

As a category 2 center of UNESCO in the field of intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific, CRIHAP is deeply involved in the implementation of the UNESCO global strategy for capacity-building for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage and promote the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. CRIHAP is also devoted to provide capacity-building training programs in the field of intangible cultural heritage for the 48 member states of the Asia-Pacific.

Since its establishment in 2012, CRIHAP has held 19 workshops, benefiting 28 countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific, and direct beneficiary more than 600 trainees.

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