Public policies generated from the perspective of institutions tend to be presented to citizens as formal frameworks making the appropriation of the same difficult in a diverse country like Colombia. The comprehension and understanding of a public policy like the Intangible Cultural Heritage implies the development of participative dialogue processes to explore the social, cultural, organizational and economic situation of the different regions.
In this project, TBI Colombia contributes with its experience in dialogue of knowledge and with its methodologies for the strengthening of local knowledge to develop a capacity building process about the Intangible Cultural Heritage public policy and tools for its documentation and safeguarding in six provinces (Cundinamarca, Boyacá, Cauca, Cesar, Bolivar and Córdoba). In this capacity building process many local actors, public employees, local organization’s leaders and representatives of NGO’s will be approached. The methodology is based on the route proposed by the SENA-Tropenbos (2011) with the objective of starting a dialogue, documentation and an appropriation of the safeguarding of intangible heritage.
During 2014, the capacity building process will facilitate the exploration of heritage manifestations and cultural management through participative tools such as local cartography, mapping of local and institutional actors, life stories, local research, and others. The application of such tools and the consolidation of interaction scenarios will facilitate the identification, appropriation and dissemination of the cultural universe in each region.
This project is being developed under the framework of the project: Strengthening the capacity for the management of intangible cultural heritage in indigenous, rural and campesino communities.
To develop, in agreement with the Ministry of Culture, a capacity building process about the Intangible Cultural Heritage public policy and tools for its documentation and safeguarding in six provinces (Cundinamarca, Boyacá, Cauca, Cesar, Bolivar and Córdoba.