On 27 October 2023, the MOWCAP Secretariat, hosted by the Korean Studies Institute (KSI), organized the “Inter-regional Memory of the World Conference: Fostering a Culture of Collaboration in Documentary Heritage” in Andong, Republic of Korea.
Opened by KSI President Mr Jongsup Jong who welcomed participants to this inter-regional platform, MOWCAP Chair Mr Kwibae Kim (MOWCAP), Africa Regional Committee for MoW (ARCMoW) Chair Mr Papa Momar Diop and MoW Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC) President Mr Peter Scholing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which outlines strategic objectives for regional committees to grow the MoW programme together.
They also shared how the MoW programmes operate in each region, including regional register management, organizational structure, recent activities and future plans.
Challenges and opportunities from Asia-Pacific (MOWCAP Secretary-General Ms Linh Anh Moreau), Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC Vice-President John Angus Martin), as well as more locally in Central Asia (MOWCAP Register Sub-Committee Member Prof. Aizharkyn Kozhobekova) and the Republic of Korea (MOWCAP Register Sub-Committee Member Prof. Kyungho Suh) were shared among participants. Commons challenges were discussed, such as lack of funding and capacity, as well as potential areas in which regional committees for the MoW can collaborate.