HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Culture Ministry and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation are all set to organise a five-day workshop on capacity building to safeguard Nepal’s intangible cultural heritages.
Over 40 participants from various communities and groups and government agencies will take part in the meeting, to be held in the Capital on April 16-20. Participants will dwell on the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which Nepal ratified in 2010. “Nepal’s tradition, performing arts, festive events and skills of its people are as precious as its many heritage buildings. But often, the capacity to safeguard this intangible heritage is low,” said the UNESCO office in Kathmandu in a statement.
The workshop is the first among a series of training events slated for over the next 18 months. The other workshops to follow are on community-based inventory of intangible cultural heritage and elaborating nominations to the Intangible Cultural Heritage List, said UNESCO.