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Genodepa presents paper in Korean Forum on Intangible Heritage

Prof. Martin Genodepa of the Division of Humanities and UPV Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development presented a paper titled “General Education: The Vehicle for Safeguarding ICH in Tertiary Education in the Philippines” in the 2018 International Forum Unlocking the Potential of Tertiary Education for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Somerset Palace Hotel Seoul, South Korea on July 17, 2018.

The forum was participated in by delegates from19 universities from 11 countries in the Asia Pacific. Prof Amareswar Galla, eminent culture scholar, and museum expert who taught in the University of Queensland (Brisbane), the Australian University (Canberra) and Visiting Professor, Conservation, School of Planning & Architecture (SPAV, India), was the speaker.

The international forum was organized by UNESCO Bangkok Office, Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, and International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) under the auspices of UNESCO.

VCPD Genodepa also proceeded to Buyeo also in South Korea on July 18-19 to attend the first Higher Education Network Meeting hosted by ICHCAP and the UNESCO ICH section together with UNESCO Bangkok Office. The meeting explored the possibility of integrating ICH in the existing programs or create ICH-related courses and degree programs of Asia-Pacific universities. The meeting held at Korea National University of Cultural Heritage resulted in an agreement to establish a higher education network called as the Asia-Pacific Higher Education Network for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (APHEN-ICH). Genodepa was one of the five persons who was requested by the organizers to draft the statutes of the network.

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