As the clock winds down to the final few weeks before the Pacific gathers in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to celebrate the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts, PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika have also been busy finalizing preparations for “YOUTH SPEAK!”
“YOUTH SPEAK!” is a PIMA/ICOMOS Pasifika Youth and Heritage Workshop that aims to bring together the Youth of the Pacific and Asia to discuss issues ranging from Heritage Preservation to Impacts of Climate Change to identify possible solutions and strategy. Delegates from over 22 nations and territories from around the Pacific and Asia will be in attendance. The workshop will take place from the 4th to the 6th of July during the first week of the celebrations.
The keynote speaker has been confirmed as Ms. Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua, Principal Cultural Development Officer of Fiji, who will be celebrating, among many things, the 40th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Convention in her speech.
PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika have also confirmed the participation of youths from the East Rennell World Heritage area in the Solomon Islands thanks to the support of the Australian Pacific Public Sector Linkages Program in the Solomon Islands.
Moreover, the application deadline for participants has been extended to Friday 15th June 2012.
This workshop promises to be a great opportunity for raising awareness about issues related to heritage preservation among Pacific youths, as well as empowering youths to become active stakeholders in the preservation of culture at grass-root levels.
For further information about this workshop or request for application details, please contact Ms. Tarisi Vunidilo, Secretary General of PIMA ([email protected]).