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Training workshop on safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Kyrgyzstan

Source: CRIHAP

Training workshop on safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Kyrgyzstan
UNESCO facilitator gives training courses to the trainees.

The trainees also paid a visit to the local community. Through an in-depth field study of the making and transmission of elechek, a traditional white Kyrgyz female headdress (in a form of a turban) made of many layers of a single piece of silk, wool or cotton, the trainees further studied and used what they had learned during the workshop.

The trainees highly praised the curriculum, organization and teaching methods of the workshop. They said it helped them master relevant knowledge of the Convention and provided practical and effective guidance for their safeguarding work. They looked forward to such a workshop organized by the Centre again.

Since its establishment in 2012, CRIHAP has been deeply involved in the implementation of UNESCO's global capacity-building strategy of ICH Safeguarding. It has been actively promoting and popularizing the 2003 Convention, and remained committed to providing capacity building training services for the 48 member states in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of ICH safeguarding.

Counting this workshop in Kyrgyzstan, CRIHAP has organized 29 ICH workshops, benefiting 31 countries and directly benefiting 931 trainees.

Training workshop on safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Kyrgyzstan
Facilitator and trainees learn the poses of local dance during the break.

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