Stephen Chifunyise

In memoriam of Stephen Chifunyise

16 August 2019 – Zimbabwe,

UNESCO’s Living heritage entity is greatly saddened to announce the loss of one of its most dedicated cultural expert and facilitators in Africa, Stephen Chifunyise who passed away on 5th August 2019 in Harare.
Stephen Chifunyise played a prominent role in the development of cultural policies in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe among other countries. A certified UNESCO facilitator in the area of intangible cultural heritage, he was instrumental in the ratification and implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the region. ›››


Fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee: Bogota, Colombia, from 9 to 14 December 2019


One of the last projects approved

Financial assistance

  • Malawi
  • Financial assistance : $ 91,860 +
  • Implementation dates : 21/03/2019 - 21/03/2019
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