Webinar

Youth and Nauryz Traditions Safeguarding

26 March 2021

City of Shymkent, Kazakhstan

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Organizers

Municipality of the City of Shymkent

Shymkent city Department of Culture, Languages Development and Archives

National Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO

UNESCO Chair on Science and Spirituality at the Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.Suleimenov

UNESCO Chair on Science and Spirituality at Suleimenov's Institute of Oriental Studies

Welcome addresses

Mr. Murat Aitenov

Mayor of the City of Shymkent

Mr. Tim Curtis

Secretary of Convention on Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003), UNESCO Paris

Mr Olzhas SULEIMENOV

Director, UNESCO International Centre for Rapprochement of Cultures (Almaty)

Ms. Anar Dutbayeva

Secretary General of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO

Ms. Krista Pikkat

Director, UNESCO Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Dr. Mohammad Hassan Talebian

Deputy Minister of the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism & Handicrafts (MCHTH); and Chairman of the Tehran ICH Centre Governing Council

Mr. Gi Hyung Keum

Director-General, UNESCO International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

Facilitators

Prof. Meruert Abusseitova

Director, Central Documentation Heritage Centre; and Head of UNESCO Chair on Science and Spirituality

Mrs. Khanzada Yessenova

Head of the Department of Culture, Languages Development and Archives of Shymkent city, Chairwoman of the National Committee for the Safeguarding of ICH of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO

Dr Rustam Muzafarov

Deputy Chairwoman of the National Committee for the Safeguarding of ICH of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO

Speakers

Ass. Prof. Sabira Kulsarieva

Expert of the National ICH Committee

Mme Mhbooba Babkarkhil

Directrice de la Culture Populaire – Folklore, Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan

Mr Shervin M. Goudarzi

Senior ICH expert & Chief of the ICH Section

Dr. Selcan Gurca Yir Teke

Ass. Prof., Member of the Turkish ICH National Committee

Mrs. Raziya Syrdybayeva

Chair of Board, Ustashakird Centre of Traditional Music, Қырғызстан, Kyrgyzstan

Prof. Dilshod Rakhimov

Director, Scientific and Research Institute of Culture of the Ministry of Culture of Tajikistan

Ambassador Mrs. Chinar Rustamova

Executive Secretary of the Turkmenistan National Commission for UNESCO

Prof. Urazali Tashmatov

the State Institute of Art and Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Mr. Yashar Huseinly

Head of Division for control of cultural property and registries, Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan

Ms. Jung Min Yung

Representative of the UNESCO International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

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Webinar goals

The City of Shymkent celebrates its 2200th anniversary. It has been included in the List of anniversaries which UNESCO is associated in 2020-2021. The Mayor of Shymkent and the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO invite representatives of the National Commissions from the countries which have celebrate Nauryz holidays for centuries. This will provide a unique possibility to share the experience of transition of traditional knowledge and ritual practices from its ancient origin to the global contacts and modern IT technologies.

The main topic for discussion will be the youth involvement to learn, study and safeguard the rich cultural heritage of the predecessors and historical memory, and resume of the cultural interaction at the Great Silk Road.

Webinar: Youth and Nauryz Traditions Safeguarding

26 March 2021, City of Shymkent, Kazakhstan
(6 hours ahead of GMT)

DRAFT AGENDA

Session 1: Webinar Opening Ceremony

09:50 - 10:00

Short video on the City of Shymkent (history and modern presentation, CIS Cultural Capital (2020), 2200 years anniversary)

Welcome addresses

10:00 - 10:10

Mr. Murat Aitenov

Mayor of the City of Shymkent

10:10 - 10:20

Mr. Tim Curtis

Secretary of Convention on Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003), UNESCO Paris

10:20 - 10:30

Ms. Anar Dutbayeva

Secretary General of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO

10:30 - 10:35

Ms. Krista Pikkat

Director, UNESCO Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

10:35 - 10:40

Mr. Olzhas Suleimenov

Director, UNESCO International Centre for Rapprochement of Cultures (Almaty)

10:40 - 10:50

Dr. Mohammad Hassan Talebian

Deputy Minister of the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism & Handicrafts (MCHTH); and Chairman of the Governing Council, Tehran ICH Centre

10:50 - 11:00

Mr. Gi Hyung Keum

Director-General, UNESCO International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP, Seoul)

Introduction to the Workshop

11:00 - 11:20

Prof. Meruert Abusseitova

Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Science of Kazakhstan, Director, Documentation Heritage Centre, Suleimenov's Institute of Oriental Studies; and Head of UNESCO Chair on Science and Spirituality

Session 2: Countries’ Presentations

11:20 - 11:35

Kazakhstan: Youth and Nauryz in the Republic of Kazakhstan: Traditions and Modern Time.

Ass. Prof. Sabira Kulsarieva

Expert of the National ICH Committee

11:35 - 11:50

Afghanistan: (title to be confirmed)

Mme Mhbooba Babkarkhil

Directrice de la Culture Populaire – Folklore, Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan

11:50 - 12:05

Iran: Nowrouz, Youth and Urban Presentation of ICH

Mr Shervin M. Goudarzi

Senior ICH expert & Chief of the ICH Section

12:05 - 12:20

Kyrgyzstan: (title to be confirmed)

Mrs. Raziya Syrdybayeva

Chair of Board, Ustashakird Centre of Traditional Music

12:20 - 12:35

Azerbaijan: Novruz Traditions Safeguarding by youth in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Mr. Yashar Huseinly

Head of Division for control of cultural property and registries, Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan

12:35 - 12:50

Turkey: The Youth and Nowruz Celebrations in Turkey

Dr. Selcan Gurca Yir Teke

Ass. Prof., Member of the Turkish ICH National Committee

12:50 - 13:05

Turkmenistan: Novruz is the Festival of Friendship and Solidarity

Ambassador Mrs. Chinar Rustamova

Executive Secretary of the Turkmenistan National Commission for UNESCO

13:05 - 13:20

Uzbekistan: (title to be confirmed)

Prof. Urazali Tashmatov

the State Institute of Art and Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan

13:20 - 13:35

Tajikistan: Balance of Traditions and Innovations in Navrus Festivals of Tajiks

Prof. Dilshod Rakhimov

Director, Scientific and Research Institute of Culture of the Ministry of Culture of Tajikistan

13:35 - 13:50

Korea: IchLinks, an Effective Tool for Sharing of Information and Representing Cultural Diversity

Ms. Jung Min Yung

Representative of the UNESCO International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

13:50 – 14:30

Brief discussion

Session 3: Conclusive remarks and closing

14:45 – 15:05

Conclusive remarks of the discussions by
prof. Meruert Abusseitova

15:05 – 15:15

Closing remarks on behalf of the Municipality of the City of Shymkent

15:15 – 15:30

Closing remarks on behalf of UNESCO

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Contact Information

Kazakhstan National ICH Committee

Mr. Rustam R. Muzafarov, Deputy Chariperson

UNESCO Chair on Science and Spirituality at the Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.Suleimenov

Ms. Zaure Tabynbayeva, coordinator