Review on Capacity Building Workshops (2012-2018) organized by CRIHAP and Recommendations on future activities
|The workshop “Review on Capacity Building Workshops (2012-2018) organized by CRIHAP and Recommendations on future activities” is opened on Oct 16, 2019.|
As an important activity of the Seventh International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Chengdu, the workshop “Review on Capacity Building Workshops (2012-2018) organized by CRIHAP and Recommendations on future activities” was opened on Oct 16, 2019. It was co-organized by CRIHAP, the UNESCO Beijing Office, Chengdu municipal bureau of culture, Radio and TV, and Tourism, and Chengdu international cultural exchange centre.
In her speech at the opening ceremony, Ms. Himalchuli Gurung, Programme Specialist for Culture at the UNESCO Office in Beijing, stressed that the development of human society cannot be separated from culture. Intangible cultural heritage in different regions can promote cultural exchanges and help people respect each other's way of life. Intangible cultural heritage is strong but fragile. She congratulated CRIHAP on its fruitful achievements in capacity building training in the Asia-Pacific region, a region rich in cultural diversity. Through gradually adopting innovative training methods and strengthening close cooperation with UNESCO Headquarters, cluster offices and academic institutions, CRIHAP is committed to the implementation of capacity-building strategies through outstanding efforts. She thanked CRIHAP for involving as many communities as possible to safeguard and transmit intangible cultural heritage, enhancing the awareness of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding, and enabling relevant stakeholders to make efforts to understand the importance of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding.
Mr. Wang Fuzhou, Vice-President of the Chinese National Academy of Arts and Director-General of China National Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, remarked that CRIHAP has continued to effectively carry out intangible cultural heritage training activities in the spirit of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003 (2003 Convention), and can systematically promote the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in light of the new trend of UNESCO in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. In the future, CRIHAP should continue to strengthen theoretical understanding of intangible cultural heritage and the connotation of heritage, and develop training ideas to higher and deeper levels.
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