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UNESCO to explore the role of living heritage in the cities of George Town (Malaysia), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Kingston (Jamaica)

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UNESCO to explore the role of living heritage in the cities of George Town (Malaysia), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Kingston (Jamaica)
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A meeting held on 22 and 23 October 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris will kick start the project ‘Community based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in urban contexts’. The project seeks to contribute to the international debate on safeguarding living heritage in urban contexts with links to sustainable development through community based pilot inventories of intangible cultural heritage in nine cities in different regions of the world.

The first group of pilot cities will involve communities in George Town (Malaysia), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Kingston (Jamaica). The meeting will bring together the three project teams including two UNESCO trained facilitators for each of the pilot inventories and UNESCO Culture Programme Specialists from the Field offices to discuss the implementation strategies and ways forward.

The activities are currently being implemented by UNESCO as part of the project ‘Intangible Heritage and Creativity for Sustainable Cities’, thanks to the generous support from Yong Xin Hua Yun Cultural Industry Investment Group Co. Ltd.

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