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ICH in Emergencies

Dr. Jose Jowel Canuday and Ms. Renee Talavera
at UNESCO Headquarters

28 May 2019 - The Philippines participated in the Experts’ Meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Emergencies on 21-22 May 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

Philippine expert, Dr. Jose Jowel Canuday of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University, shared PH experience and perspectives on how to safeguard

ICH in times of emergencies. He also reported on the importance of ICH not only as a source of identity and pride, but as an inspiration for healing, dialogue, reconciliation and peace-building during the difficult phases of rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi.

Based on the knowledge and experience shared by experts during this meeting, a draft guidance on ICH in emergencies shall be prepared for examination of the ICH Committee at its 14th Session which will be held in Bogota, Colombia in December 2019.

Ms. ReneeTalavera, Head of the Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts Section of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, was also present during the meeting as observer.