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Towards Efficient Roles of NGOs for Safeguarding ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Towards Efficient Roles of NGOs for Safeguarding ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region

Towards Efficient Roles of NGOs for Safeguarding ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region

We are very pleased to inform you that the 2013 Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference, Towards Efficient Roles of NGOs for Safeguarding ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region will be held in Jeonju, Republic of Korea, from 26 to 28 June 2014. The conference is being co-organized by theNational Intangible Heritage Centre, ICHCAP, and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation with support of the Cultural Heritage of Administration of Korea.

The ICH NGO FORUM collaborates to the event.

The conference aims to facilitate an opportunity for participants to reflect on the current situation of ICH NGOs, to seek efficient ways of implementing ICH NGO activities in the Asia-Pacific region, and to contribute to enhancing the capacity and ability of ICH NGOs through information sharing and network building.

Here the provisional programme of the conference:

ŸThursday, June 26 – Saturday, June 28, 2014 – Conference Hall, National Intangible Heritage Centre, Jeonju, Korea

18:00-20:00 Dinner and Orientation
Time Agenda
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-12:00 Opening – ICH Performance – Opening Speech (Samuel Lee, Director-General, ICHCAP)- Welcoming Remarks (Jong-jin Kim, President, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation)- Congratulatory Remarks (Won ki Kim, Director-General, Heritage Promotion Bureau, Cultural Heritage Administration)

Keynote Speeches

(1) Meaning of ICH NGO Activities in the 2003 Convention (Tim Curtis, Chief of Unit, UNESCO Office in Bangkok)
(2) Significance and Prospects of NGO Networks in the field of ICH(Antonio Arantes, Professor, UNICAMP-State University of Campinas) – Group Photo

2:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session 1: Identities and Contribution of ICH NGOs (20-minute presentations)Chairperson: Diego Gradis (Executive Chairman, Traditions for Tomorrow)Presenters:1. Joanne Orr (CEO, Museums Galleries Scotland)

2. Antoine Gauthier (Executive Director, Quebec Council for Intangible Heritage)

3. John De Coninck (Programme Advisor, Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda)

4. Kwang-Hee Kim (Team Manager, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation)

DiscussionPanellist – Karma Phuntsho (Director, Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research)- Jungyeop Chun (Deputy Secretary-General, World Martial Arts Union)- Bernard Guri (Executive Director, Center for Indigenous and Organizational Development)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-18:00 Session 2: Effective roles ofNGOs between Government and ICH Communities (20-minute presentations)Chairperson: Antonio Arantes (Professor, UNICAMP-State University of Campinas)Presenters:5. Olvin Valentin (President, Youth Commission, International Organization ofFolk Art)

6. Elise Huffer (Programme Advisor, Secretariat of the Pacific Community)

7. Tuliana Cirivakayawa (Secretariat, Pacific Islands Museums Association)

8. Jae Eun Yu (Director, Intangible Heritage Promotion Division, National Intangible Heritage Center)

Discussion Panellist – Faroghat Azizi (Director, Odam va Olam)- Gaura Mancacaritadipura (Expert Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia)

– Du hyun Kwon (Secretary General, International Mask Arts & Culture Organization)

– Le Thi Minh Ly (Director, Center for Research and Promotion of Cultural Heritage)

18:00-20:00 Dinner hosted by National Intangible Heritage Center
10:00-12:30 Session 3: Empowering ICH NGOs as Catalyst for Sustainable Development (20-minute presentations)Chairperson: Jung Ok Lee (Chairperson, The Korean Association of NGO Studies) Presenters:9. Gabriele Desiderio (Project Manager, Intangible Cultural Heritage Department, UNPLI)

10. Ananya Bhattacharya (Director, Contact base)

11. Han Hee Ham (Professor, Chonbuk National University)

DiscussionPanellist-Augustine Kohler (Acting Director, FSM Office of National Archives, Culture & Historic Preservation)- Hebert Pikela (Coordinator, Gaza Trust, Zimbabwe)

– Urtnasan Norov (President, Foundation for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage)

– Heekyung Choi (Secretary-General, Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network)

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Parallel Discussion
(1) Scope and Expertise of ICH NGO ActivitiesChairperson:Joanne Orr (CEO, Museums Galleries Scotland)Presenter: Jorijn Neyrinck (Director, Center of Expertise on ICH & Participation) (2) NGO Networking for ICH Safeguarding in Asia-PacificChairperson: Seong-Yong PARK (Assistant Director-General, ICHCAP)Presenter: M.D.Muthukumaraswamy (Director, National Folklore Support Centre)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary Discussion: Strategy for Empowering and Networking of ICH NGO in Asia-PacificChairperson: Samuel LEE (Director-General, ICHCAP)- Summary Report Presentation on the Session 1-3 & Parallel Discussion

– Discussion for Strategy for Empowering and Networking of ICH NGO in Asia-Pacific


28 JUNE (SAT) – Optional Program
10:00-13:00 Field trip to related cultural heritage sites
13:00-14:00 Lunch
16:00-18:00 Performance at the theatre
am-pm Departure of participants



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