ICHCAP’s 2019 Work Plan Confirmed

2018 Governing Board Meeting of ICHCAP ⓒ ICHCAP

The 2018 Governing Board Meeting of ICHCAP took place on 13 December 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. ICHCAP governing board members and relevant members of the Cultural Heritage Administration, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, and UNESCO ICH category 2 centers from China and Japan attended the meeting . ICHCAP reported the progress and current issues of its 2018 projects. The modification of ICHCAP’s articles of association and the future plans were reviewed and approved. ICHCAP’s projects for 2019 were confirmed based on the mid-term plan for 2017-2021, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the 2003 Convention and its Operational Directives (2018, 7.GA).

ICHCAP arranged the 2019 projects with a focus on enhancing quality of its 2018 projects. Following 2018, ICHCAP will continue to expand information collection channels and distribute information in various forms as well as expand its networks by diversifying participants from government bodies to experts, communities, and NGOs. ICHCAP also plans to expand the implementation of an education network. ICHCAP has been recently concentrating on projects related to education, youth, NGO videos, and ICH activity information, based on UNESCO strategies and major functions of the center for ICH safeguarding.

Approved Projects for 2019

Field Strategic Task (4) Implementing Task (8) Programs (16)
Program Establishing and Activating ICH Information-Sharing Mechanisms Disseminating Information on ICH Safeguarding Activities 1.1. Disseminating Information on ICH Safeguarding Activities
1.2. Producing Video Contents on Asia-Pacific ICH
Strengthening Information Capacities in ICH 2.1. Supporting the Digitization of ICH Recordings
2.2. Strengthening ICT-based ICH Information Capacity
Diversifying and Strengthening ICH Networks Strengthening Networks among ICH Stakeholders 3.1. Strengthening Networks for Communities and NGOs
3.2. Strengthening Networks for Experts and Organizations
3.3. Establishing ICH Networks among Educational Institutes
Operating Interpersonal Capacity-Building Networks 4.1. Interpersonal Exchange Programs in the ICH Field
Raising Visibility and Awareness on ICH Publishing Periodicals and ICH Books 5.1. Publishing ICH Courier
5.2. Publishing Books and Supporting Other Publications
Supporting ICH Events and Raising Awareness 6.1. Supporting ICH Events and Festivals
6.2. Operating Programs for Raising Awareness about ICH
Supporting Program Increasing Efficiency in Planning and Management Enhancing Capacities for Program Planning 7.1. UNESCO Cooperation and Strategy Development
7.2. Supporting Decision-Making Mechanisms
7.3. Developing Future Programs and Strengthen Internal Capacity
Maintaining Information Management Systems 8.1. Maintaining and Managing Information Sharing Systems