Community-based cultural heritage project concludes in Irbid

[14-06-2022 10:07 AM]

Ammon News - HRH Princess Dana Firas, president of the Petra National Trust (PNT) and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Heritage, and UNESCO Representative in Jordan Min Jeong Kim on Monday attended the conclusion of the “Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage “ project.

During an Irbid-held ceremony, the princess congratulated the nation on the selection of Irbid as the Arab Capital of Culture for 2022, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Drawing attention to the importance of heritage, the princess emphasised the role of cultural heritage in maintaining the national identity.

She also expressed appreciation of UNESCO’s efforts in support of the Kingdom’s heritage and cultural field, expressing thanks to all stakeholders who helped make the project a success.

The project was implemented by UNESCO in cooperation with the PNT and the Ministry of Culture.

Kim said that the organisation has inked an agreement with the Ministry of Culture meant to protect intangible cultural heritage, noting that Jordan, specifically the northern city of Irbid, has been selected among nine countries to take part in the project that targets the urban cities.

At the end of the ceremony, the princess honoured the project’s staff and supporters.

The project has been started by offering a training course for 20 citizens from Irbid Governorate. Through trainers from UNESCO, the course focused on inventorying intangible cultural heritage and living heritage related to income generation and sustainable development.

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