The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is sponsoring a workshop in Yap on how to safeguard and preserve their “intangible cultural heritage”(ICH) which is dying out fast in the islands these days due to new technologies which have been introduced by countries with cultures more advanced than theirs.
This year, the workshop for the Neighboring Islands was held for two days from May 1 to 2 at the Yap Small Business Development Center and was conducted by Stefan Krause, FSM cultural anthropologist. It also built on a previous workshop that was held on March 28-30, 2013 in Yap.
The representatives at the workshop plan to identify all elements intangible cultural heritage that need to be safeguarded, protected or preserved in their islands for the benefit of their own people.
Click here to read the short article for more information.
Click here to read the short article from UNESCO on the first workshop.