Virtual Conference on ICH in TVET

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From 29 October to 7 November, 2018 the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section and UNESCO-UNEVOC are co-hosting a virtual conference on integrating the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The conference, which comes under the new priority Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Formal and Non-formal Education, will explore the links between ICH and TVET.

The conference will be held on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Forum, an online discussion board where TVET experts from around the world can share information and knowledge about different aspects of TVET. The specialized UNESCO-UNEVOC contributes to strengthening the capacity of Member States to develop comprehensive and evidence-based TVET policies.

The aim of the virtual conference is for participants to understand what ICH is and the roles of the community in designing and delivering TVET programs on ICH, to recognize the links between ICH and TVET and the role of different TVET stakeholders, and to identify the opportunities and challenges safeguarding ICH presents to stakeholders.