Seven C2Cs Active in the Field of ICH Gathered Online
The Ninth Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres Active in the Field of Intangible Cultural Heritage was held on 29 November 2021 online.
It was organized by the Living Heritage Entity of UNESCO, and supported by ICHCAP. The meeting aimed to (i) update the latest developments regarding the implementation of the Convention, notably the rolling out of the first two cycles of periodic reporting and (ii) have an exchange on working methods in the context of the pandemic and ways on strengthening cooperation.
During the meeting, UNESCO shared the programme priorities under the 2003 Convention and progress on reorienting the capacity-building programme to a hybrid multi-model approach; and upcoming renewal evaluations of category 2 centres in the field of ICH. Seven centres from Algeria (Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa), Bulgaria (Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe), China (International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region, CRIHAP), Iran (Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia), Japan (International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region, IRCI), Peru (Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America, CRESPIAL), and the Republic of Korea (ICHCAP) exchanged their future plans, priorities, areas of cooperation between the centres, in particular on the topics including capacity building, networking, research, and living heritage and education.