Silk Road ICH Network
Silk Road ICH Network
ICHCAP (International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific region under the auspices of UNESCO, www.unesco-ichcap.org) and the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IGO with a formal agreement of cooperation with UNESCO, www.unesco-iicas.org) are jointly organizing webinar on “Life, Environment, and ICH along the Silk Roads” and online strategic meeting on “Silk Road ICH Networking” on 18 and 19 November 2020 (https://www.unesco-ichcap.org/strategic-meeting-on-silk-roads-ich-networking-in-the-pandemic-life-environment-and-ich-along-the-silk-roads/). Online events are considered as continuation of the project on “Survey on Silk Road ICH Network” which was carried out by IICAS in June-September 2020 in following countries: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. The main purpose of survey was to organize feasibility studies on creation of collaborative network in safeguarding of ICH along historical Great Silk Road. Webinar and online strategic meeting aim to promote and raise awareness about ICH in the Silk Roads area and to facilitate an exchange of information on integrated approaches to safeguard ICH and develop a network of ICH festivals along the Silk Roads. The primary outcomes are to establish a networking system along the Silk Roads to promote stakeholder information exchanges concerning ICH. Additionally, accumulated ICH information along the Silk Roads will contribute to the ICH data base in the Asia-Pacific region. Online strategic meeting will consist of three following sessions: (1) Case Studies on the Vitalization of the Silk Roads ICH: ICH Festivals & Sustainable Development; (2) Cooperation and Solidarity for Operating the ICH Network along the Silk Roads; (3) Collaborative Work and Benefits through Activities of the Silk Roads ICH Network. E-mail address of the secretariat of the webinar and online strategic meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos were submitted by the following authors: Jahangir Selimkhanov (Azerbaijan), Gulzat Nokerbek (Kazakhstan), Sabira Soltongeldieva (Kyrgyzstan), Enkhbat Avirmed (Mongolia), Eun-kyung Oh (Republic of Korea), Dilshod Rahimi (Tajikistan), Ahmet Erman Aral (Turkey), Urazali Tashmatov (Uzbekistan).