Expert Meeting for Building Network on Maritime ICH

The webinar is divided into two sessions, in which scholars, relevant NGOs, and practitioners of maritime ICH are invited to present cases and studies on the state of maritime ICH in the region, as well as relevant safeguarding activities.
On the first day of the webinar, we will focus on traditional maritime skills and knowledge for inclusive social and economic development. On the second day, we will examine how living heritage is used to enhance environmental sustainability and to achieve resilience.

11:00 in Korean Standard Time

Day 1

29 October 2020


Welcome Remarks Ms. Nisha, Director, UNESCO Office in Apia
Opening Remarks Mr. KEUM, Gi Hyung, Director-General, ICHCAP
Keynote Speech Athena Lynn Trakadas Co-Chair, Ocean Decade Heritage Network

Session 1

Traditional Maritime Skills and Knowledge for Inclusive Social and Economic Development

Moderator – Mr. Chul-In Yoo, Jeju National University

The ties and tides of knowledge: Living as a community, living as the sea people
– Narumon Arunotai Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
Strengthening Women Fisherfolk Empowerment toward Social Inclusion in Coastal Environment of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
– Elmira Thrina C. Pelayo , University of Santo Tomas
Traditional Maritime Skills and Knowledge of Social and Economic Development in Inle Lake
– Thu Thu Aung, Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Myanmar
Preserving Maritime Cultural Values and Promoting Community Cohesion: From the Viewpoint of Cau Ngu (Whale Worship) Festival in Thanh Hoa Province
– Thao Phuong Le, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Fisherwomen across Bay of Bengal region and the extension of their profession in ICH- Understanding the contributions of a vital part of the community and their symbolisms of sustainability, survival, and continuity
– Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai, Symbiosis International University

Day 2

30 October 2020


Congratulatory Remarks Ms. Yeon-soo Kim, Director, National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, Republic of Korea
Congratulatory Remarks Mr. Pham Phu Ngoc, Director, Hoi An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, Vietnam
Special Presentation Evidence from the Social Economic Impact Acessment of COVID-19 in the Pacific: The Contribution of ICH in human-centered development
Ellen Lekka, Cultural Officer, UNESCO Apia office

Session 2

Traditional Maritime Skills and Knowledge for Environmental Sustainablity and Resilience

Moderator -Ms. Soledad Nathalia M. Dalisay, University of the Philippines, Diliman

The coastal cultural landscape of Yap and marine ecological conservation
– William Jeffery, University of Guam
Korean National Important Fisheries Heritage System for Strengthening Sustainability:
A Case of the Hand-net Fisheries System for Gathering Marsh Clam in Seomjin River

– Hyunjong Jong, Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, Republic of Korea
Voicing Culture after Nature:
Traditional Knowledge and Marine Resource Management in the Sulawesi Islands

– Dedi Supriadi Adhuri, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
O le Va‘a Tā Palolo – The Palolo Fishing Canoe
– Galumalemana Steve Percival, Tiapapata Art Centre inc.
Maritime Cultural Heritage of Matsushima Bay[Japan]:
Mitigating Threats;Expanding Opportunities

– Alyne Delaney, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University