A Training workshop for the project team was conducted on 20 February 2019. Aigine CRC also invited project consultants, sacred site guardians, traditional practitioners, interested community members, journalists and MA students of the Anthropology Department. Ms. Sabira Soltongeldieva, Secretary General of the National Commission of UNESCO to the Kyrgyz Republic led the sessions on inventory techniques, regulations of the 2003 ICH Convention and UNESCO project reporting. Ms. Gulnara Aitpaeva, director of the Aigine CRC, conducted the sessions on the project objectives, goals and results, as well as on role of local communities on inventorying sacred sites and related ICH elements and on developing their efficient safeguarding measures. The project team and training participants overviewed best safeguarding practices around the world and learned about community-based inventorying techniques of Australia, Canada, Brazil and Uganda. (The list of participants and used materials are presented in Annex II).
List of the participants: 1. Aijamal Tilaeva – guardian of the sacred site Jalgyz-Terek in Chui province 2. Aiza Abdyrakhmanova – project coordinator, Aigine CRC 3. Almagul Aisarieva – graduate of the Anthropology Department of the American University in Central Asia 4. Alybaeva Gulnara – representative of the Ministry of Education 5. Chinara Bektemirova – guardian of the sacred site Aziz in Chui province 6. Chynara Seidakmatova – spiritual practitioner, regional coordinator of the Yssyk-Kul province 7. Doolot Jusupov – public activist, regional coordinator of the Naryn province 8. Erkayim Alisherova – administrative assistant, Aigine CRC 9. Gulnara Aitpaeva – director, Aigine CRC 10. Jumagazy Sadyr uulu – public activist, regional coordinator of Chui province 11. Kyyal Tajieva – poet from Jalal-Abad province 12. Meyilkan Emilbaeva – spiritual practitioner, regional coordinator of the Osh province 13. Sabira Soltongeldieva – Secretary General of the National Commission of UNESCO to the Kyrgyz Republic