UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

11/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/29/2021 04:59

Safeguarding ICH in non-formal education in Nepal: orientation for CLC managers and local government education officers

Education plays a valuable role in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH). It can provide context-specific content and pedagogy for education programmes, both formal and non-formal, thus acting as leverage to improve the relevance of education and learning outcomes.

In line with this and as part of the implementation of a pilot activity on safeguarding ICH in non-formal education in Nepal, UNESCO, in collaboration with the Centre for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD), organized a two-day orientation workshop for managers from 15 Community Learning Centres (CLCs) and education officers from their respective local governments on 19 and 20 November 2021. A total of 30 participants attended the workshop, which was held in Lalitpur. The CEHRD selected the CLCs from all seven provinces of the country, based on the criteria for implementing the pilot activity.

To ensure the essential role of the government in the process, the workshop aimed for long-term collaboration among the participating CLCs, communities and local governments in safeguarding ICH, as well as developing content for a capacity building training for CLC facilitators on integrating ICH in the CLCs' programmes and activities.