Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Board held on 4 April 2023

1. 6. Executive Board’s virtual autonomy of communication, (via Zoom Link) and internal communication policy, Latest updates, (Martin Andrade Perez)

2. 7. World Heritage Center ICH, crafts and sustainable tourism project: Latest updates on the deliverables and payment, the way forward with contractual grant research and consultancies (Martin Andrade Perez, Mohamed Lemine Beidjeu and Berte)

3. 8. 4th International Coordination Meeting for the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine, Uyghurs, Working Groups & Cross-regional capacity-building and workshops: inter-electoral regional capacity-building, Regional Centre Sofia, accreditation form, and next steps for more balanced geographic representation initiatives, to be undertaken before April accreditation deadline, (Round-table lead by Ma’am Tamara Nikolic, Martin Andrade Perez, Ma’am Cholponai and Matti Hakamäki,)

Report of the non-governmental organizations forum Decision: 15COM 6 LHE20 15 COM 6

1. Committee the report by the ICH NGO Forum on its

2. 1. The Committee examined the first report by the non-governmental organizations forum at its

3. 2. The annex to the present document contains the report submitted by the ICH NGO Forum with

December 16, 2020

1. The Vice-Chair Jorge Gustavo Caicedo presents the main outlines of the report, which is available on the Forum website.

2. The ICH NGO Forum report has been presented for the first time during the 15th session of the Intergovernmental Committee.

3. The observations made during the session are available in the ICH NGO Forum report.

Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana community, a cultural heritage in need of safeguarding

1. Definition of Gbofe The Gbofe is a musical-choreographic expression whose practice is based on four distinct forms: trumpet players called gbofé hienlin, singers named Kielé, dancers named Yoor féhelé, and drummers, ping hienlin. Put together, these four formations build what is called the Gbofé hienlin.[1] The gbofe trump players orchestra is translated into the Tagbana language by the singers. Their songs are set in stride by the Yoor Féhele, who dance to the rhythms of the pindrè ( chalice-shaped drum, with a membrane). The latter is accompanied by the djomanhan (two-membrane cylindrical tambour) which supports the pindre at a two-stroke rate. The Gbofe is ...


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