On September 26, 2019 a follow up meeting was held for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Network. The purpose of the meeting was to revise and adopt the ‘Maya Center Declaration for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Belize’. This was elaborated based on the collaborative work session that was held in Maya Center, Stann Creek the previous year (September 2018). A feedback session was part of the meeting to discuss the development of the inventory and documentation cycle for Music and Dance. Moreover, a presentation and feedback session was led for the ‘Belize Living Heritage Website’ which was launched in February of 2020. The ICH Network Members were also oriented to the UNESCO Application for International Assistance Mechanism which led to a discussion on the Application for International Assistance to be put forward to UNESCO to continue the work of identifying, documenting and safeguarding Belize’s living heritage.
We were joined by Members of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Network, the Inventorying Sub-Network and Staff of the Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR-NICH).