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2020 ICH NGO Conference to be held on 12-13 November

Safeguarding ICH through resilience

ICHCAP and the ICH NGO Forum will hold the online 2020 ICH NGO Conference from 12 to 13 November.

Since 2016, the 1st Asia-Pacific NGO Conference held in Jeonju, Korea, has continued biennially. This year,  participants will discuss themes involving ‘ICH and Resilience in Crisis’. The conference will facilitate the sharing of experiences by NGOs, B.C. (Before Corona) and A.C. (After Corona) and explore a future direction for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. Representatives of eleven organizations in the ICH-safeguarding field from ten countries will attend the conference, selected through an application process.

A special lecture scheduled for the first day will introduce the topic of Resilience System Analysis, sharing implications of the OECD’s efforts to quantify the qualitative concept of resilience after disasters. Online sessions will also deal with the international discourse on the 2003 Convention in the era of Corona, as well as presentations and discussions on the role of NGOs in safeguarding ICH, changes in ICH education brought by COVID-19, and interdisciplinary cases to look through within a comprehensive perspective.

During its closing, the Conference will adopt the outcomes in a document to promote future cooperation between NGOs in the field of ICH.

The conference, in its entirety, is free and open to the public. Interested attendees should register through this link.

Official language is English, and the sessions will be live-streamed on the ICHCAP’s official YouTube channel. You can find more information in here.

2020 ICH NGO Conference to Held on 12 and 13 November

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