Tourism Ministry to host workshop on the UNESCO 2005 Convention

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Tourism Ministry to host workshop on the UNESCO 2005 Convention

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts to host workshop and consultation on the UNESCO 2005 Convention.

As signatory to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 2005 Convention the Ministry said it is committed to fulfilling the obligations under the Convention.

The Convention provides “a new framework for informed, transparent and participatory systems of governance for creativity and culture”. Every four years, signatories of the Convention submit periodic reports on the policies and measures adopted, and the challenges encountered in implementing the Convention.

The Ministry said it appointed a multi-stakeholder National Team to receive training and technical support in preparing the Quadrennial Periodic Report (QPR) for the 2005 Convention which is due by 30 th June 2023.

The Ministry will host a 4-day Capacity Building Workshop, taking place on the 24 th to 25 th April, 2023 at the 9 th Floor Conference Room, Tower C, International Waterfront Centre, and the 26 th and 27 th April, 2023 at the Helen May Johnstone Room, Queen’s Hall.

The workshop will be facilitated by International Expert, Dr. Deborah Hickling Gordon (UWI, Jamaica);
and National Expert, Dr. Suzanne Burke (UWI, Trinidad and Tobago).

Participants will be trained to expertly conduct data and information collection and prepare the QPR through
participatory drafting processes.