A workshop was held here to prepare a dossier for the inclusion of Srinagar city in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network.

Stakeholders from different walks of life attended the workshop held on Saturday as part of the ‘Restoration and Strengthening of Livelihoods’ component of the Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project funded by the World Bank. Speaking on the occasion, Iftikhar Ahmad Kakroo, technical director of the project, said: “The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for the stakeholders involved with the various aspects of the Kashmir handicrafts and obtain their valuable inputs for the preparation of the said dossier.”

Saleem Beg, convener, Intach, J&K chapter, said there was a need for more pilot projects in the field and stressed on inclusion of artisans in the policy formulation.