VKS hosts Intangible Cultural Heritage workshop

The Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta (VKS) and UNESCO hosted a one-day workshop to formulate an Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Plan for the Ambae community.

The workshop is a follow up to the ICH Assessment conducted on Santo and Maewo in November 2018 to identify the risks and threats to their ICH from the recent evacuation and relocation due to the recent volcanic eruption.

The ICH can then be used to mitigate risk and threats during such natural disasters.

The workshop compiled data and information gathered during last year’s assessment and prepared this cache of traditional information into a presentable report.

The report was presented to relevant stakeholders as a report from the Cultural Sector regarding the situation of Ambae’s ICH and formulated a Safeguarding Plan on activities that need to be carried out to ensure that Ambae’s ICH is still retained after such natural disasters.

There will be a Monitoring and Evaluation component to monitor the progress of the safeguarding strategies identified in the Safeguarding Plan to ensure that the safeguarding strategies are implemented thoroughly.

Photo supplied Caption: Workshop facilitator, Director of Fiji Museum Sipiriano Nemani


Tensly Sumbe