Global network of facilitators

The facilitators in UNESCO’s network are experts specialized in the field of intangible cultural heritage around the world. Overall, 43% of the facilitators are from Africa and 40% are women. To find out more about the facilitators and their areas of expertise, please use the search tool on the right.

The facilitators are familiar with the UNESCO tools and training materials, which they adapt to local contexts and use to deliver training and capacity-building services, such as needs assessments, technical assistance and policy advice, at the country level.

Upgrading training capacities of the facilitators is an important aspect of the Convention’s capacity-building programme. Facilitators and culture officers from UNESCO field offices share lessons learnt and recommendations at regular review meetings. Dedicated webpages for sharing news, information and training materials provide additional support.

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Mr ABDILLAHI Mohamed Ismael

: Djibouti
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French, English, Arabic

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01-2011, Libreville

Mr Mohamed Ismael Abdillahi is an economist with work experience in the Ministry of Culture and Communications in Djbouti. He has co-ordinated various projects in the areas of culture, environment and the development of ICTs for developing countries.

Belgium, Djibouti, Senegal

Mr ABDULLAHI Denja

: Nigeria
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English

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06-2011, Enugu
07-2012, Abuja
05-2015, Abuja, Nigeria

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01-2011, Harare

Mr. Denja Abdullahi has taught English and Literature at various levels of education in Nigeria. He has also worked as a journalist and editorial consultant in several media. He is a writer, poet, playwright and theatre director and Vice President, Association of Nigerian Authors.He now works as a deputy director, performing arts at the National Council for Arts and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria.

Mr ADANDE Codjovi Etienne (Joseph)

: Benin
:

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01-2011, Libreville

Mr Joseph Etienne Codjovi Adande is a professor specializing in the fields of art history and archeology, he also contributed to the development of several projects on the history of arts in Africa.

Benin

Ms ADEGBIDI Victoire

: Benin
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French

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04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Mr ADIKARI Gamini

: Sri Lanka
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Ms ADRA Najwa

: -
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English, Arabic

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Najwa Adra is an anthropologist with over 20 years experience in documenting intangible heritage as well as participatory ethnographic methods, including monitoring and evaluation. She has utilized intangible heritage to improve the sustainability of development projects. In 2000 she piloted the highly successful Literacy through Poetry/Heritage project in Yemen.

Qatar, United States of America, Yemen

Ms AGBAKA Bandine

: Benin
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French

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04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Ms AGUEH Thérèse Marie

: Benin
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French

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11-2012, Porto-Novo

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04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Ms AIKAWA-FAURE Noriko

: Japan
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French, English

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05-2012, Port Moresby
05-2012, Ulaanbaatar
10-2012, Goroka
11-2012, Ulaanbaatar
02-2012, Apia
02-2013, Apia
05-2013, Ulaanbaatar
10-2013, Savaii Island
05-2014, Mandalay
10-2014, Nyaung Shwe
09-2015, Taunggyi
10-2015, Ulaanbaatar
11-2015, Apia
09-2016, Apia
05-2016, Ulaanbaatar
05-2018, Dhaka

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Noriko Aikawa is currently a visiting professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo (culture and development, managing cultural diversity). She developed the Intangible Cultural Heritage Programme at UNESCO and followed the drafting and adoption process of the Intangible Heritage Convention as Chief and Director. After retirement, she worked as an Advisor to Culture in UNESCO and a Professor at KUIS University (cultural studies), Japan.

Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Samoa, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam

Mr AKSUNGUR Umut

: Turkey
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03-2011, Sofia

Mr Umut Askungur is currently working for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey as an intangible cultural heritage specialist. He is a Commissioner for the inventory of the Marmara Region. He was a member of the Subsidiary Body on the examination of nominations to the Representative List in 2009 and 2010.

Ms AMBOUROUE AVARO Anne

: Benin
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French

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04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Mr ANAMI Silverse

: Kenya
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English

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06-2011, Enugu
11-2012, Nairobi
12-2012, Bagamoyo
02-2017, Niger State
11-2016, Oyo State
10-2016, Cross River State

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01-2011, Harare

Mr. Silverse Lisamula Anami is an ethnomusicologist widely experienced in community activities. He has served as an Educator, Head of Performing Arts and Director of Culture in Kenya. He participated in the negotiation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention and contributes to its implementation as an examiner, facilitator, practitioner and Committee member.

Kenya

Ms ANDRIANOPOULOU Panayiota

: -
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French, English, Greek

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09-2012, Sofia
05-2018, Sarajevo

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03-2011, Sofia
09-2017, Sofia

Ethnologist and archaeologist, Ms Panayiota Andrianopoulou has worked since 2006 in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, notably on awareness raising around intangible cultural heritage issues. Her field work focuses on social practices, traditional music and everyday life within various communities in contemporary Greece. She has represented Greece since 2007 in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Greece

Ms ANG Ming Chee

: -
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English, Chinese, Arabic, Malay

ANG Ming Chee, a political scientist, is the General Manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated. Specialized in resource mobilization and policy making, Ang incorporated World Heritage Site management with principles of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding, sustainable tourism, green agenda and disaster risk management, to address issues and challenges according to the local context. ANG provides inputs on heritage related matters at government committees and technical panels. She has conducted more than 100 cultural heritage related projects and programs through the principle of people, professional and public partnership. She has demonstrated experience in transforming ideas into pragmatic strategies through scientific methodologies and organic adaptation to local culture.

Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand

Ms ANGOUE Claudine-Augée

: Gabon
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French

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09-2011, Libreville
10-2011, Bamako
06-2012, Lambarene, Koula-Moutou, Mouila and Oyem
05-2013, Les Cayes
05-2013, Cap Haïtien
09-2013, Porto-Novo
11-2014, Niamey
05-2018, Libreville

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01-2011, Libreville

Ms Claudine-Augée Angoué is an anthropologist, professor at the Department of Sociology at the University Omar-Bongo of Gabon. From 2004 to 2007, she was a technical advisor to the Ministry of Culture and Arts and popular education and participated as a Gabonese representative in sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

France, Gabon

Mr ANSANO Richenel

: -
:

-, French, English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Afrikaans, Inupiak, Papiamento

Mr Richenel Ansano is an anthropologist and Director of NAAM, the National Archaeological and Anthropological Memory Management institute in Curaçao. NAAM is an NGO accredited by the 2003 Convention that has the mandate for implementation of the Convention in Curaçao. He is a member of the ICH network committee of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and Secretary of the mechanism of collaboration on ICH among the Dutch Caribbean islands. Mr Ansano has developed and co-developed ICH capacity building materials for Curaçao and Aruba and trained community and NGO members on implementation and on inventorying practices. He has also consulted on ICH and cultural policy in Jamaica.

Aruba, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nepal, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Vanuatu

Ms ARSLAN Saruul

: Mongolia
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Mr AYOUB Abderrahman

: Tunisia
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French, English, Arabic

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09-2012, Cairo

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Abderrahman Ayoub is a researcher, member of the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia (INP), Assistant Director for intangible cultural heritage till 2012. He holds a PhD. in Linguistics and has been conducting research for many years on oral literature, ethnography and arts in Tunisia, and some countries of Maghreb and the Arab world. He is the author of many publications, especially on the Arab epic, the Banâ Hilâl feat, traditional games in Tunisia (he founded the thesaurus of heritage games) and intangible cultural heritage. He is author of the Guide for managers of Human Living Treasures (published by UNESCO Rabat Office, ISESCO and the IMRS, 2006-7) and the Guide of intangible cultural heritage (ISESCO, 2010-2011 s.p.). In 2009 he moderates training workshops in Sharja (United Arab Emirates) and Amman (Jordan) on the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Algeria, Egypt, France, Gabon, Jordan, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America

Ms BAK Sang Mee

: Republic of Korea
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English, Korean

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01-2015, Shenzhen
09-2015, Suva
02-2016, Suva
02-2017, Suva
10-2016, Lautoka

Currently a Member of Cultural Heritage Committee (World Heritage/Intangible Cultural Heritage) of the Republic of Korea, Dr Bak obtained PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Harvard University. She is also a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

Republic of Korea

Mr BALDE Ismaïlou

: -
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French

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04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Mr BALLARD Chris

: -
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Mr BEDON SAMANIEGO Fabian

: Ecuador
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English, Spanish

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10-2011, Quito
05-2012, Quito
06-2012, Quito
07-2012, Quito
10-2012, La Paz
10-2012, Bogota
10-2013, La Havana
06-2015, Portoviejo
08-2015, Riobamba
09-2015, Loja
09-2015, Charazani
10-2015, Curva
04-2016, Loja
05-2016, Riobamba
06-2016, Puerto López

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03-2011, Havana

Mr Fabian Bedon, a sociologist, is currently the Coordinator for Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Region No. 4 of Ecuador, Manabi province, Santo Domingo and the Galapagos within the National Institute of Cultural Heritage (2009-Present). He is also a Professor of Humanities at the University of San Gregorio Portoviejo and a former fellow of the World Heritage Sub Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of Spain.

Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain

Mr BELLIL Rachid

: Algeria
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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Algeria, United Arab Emirates

Ms BESEBES Meked

: -
:

Mr BHIM PRASAD Nepal

: -
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Mr BILINDA DEVAGE Nandadeva

: -
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English

Sri Lanka

Mr BINAM BIKOI Charles

: Cameroon
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French

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11-2012, Brazzaville

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01-2011, Libreville

Mr Charles Binam Bikoi is an Executive Secretary of the Regional Centre for Research and Documentation on Oral Traditions & Development of African Languages​​, Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences Associate in several African and European universities and an expert on African Union matters cultural. He has contributed and participated in several meetings organized by UNESCO Culture or in connection with UNESCO in Africa and Europe.

Cameroon, Gabon

Ms BLAKE Janet

: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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French, English, Persian

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01-2015, Shenzhen
05-2015, Ramallah

Dr Janet Blake is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Shahid Beheshti (Tehran), a member of the Iranian Expert Committee for ICH and a member of the Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the International Law Association and has acted as an International Consultant to UNESCO since 1999, mostly in the field of intangible cultural heritage and implementing the 2003 Convention.

She has facilitated capacity-building workshops in Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan and has provided professional advice on policy and legislative development for safeguarding ICH in Palestine and Iran

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Ms BORTOLOTTO Chiara

: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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French, English, Italian

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10-2011, Cetinje
06-2015, Valposchiavo (Switzerland), Tirano (Italy)
10-2015, Monaco

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03-2011, Sofia

Ms Chiara Bortolotto, an anthropologist, is currently a researcher at the Free University of Brussels. Her research focuses on the implementation of the Intangible Heritage Convention at the national and local levels (inventories and safeguarding programmes). Over the past five years, she worked on inventorying projects of intangible cultural heritage in France and Italy.

Belgium, France, Italy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr BOUNDY Demba

: Mali
:

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01-2011, Libreville

Mr Demba Boundy contributed to the success of various projects in Africa. He was a consultant for the African Platform for Adult Education. He worked in coordination with the Danish Film Institute on the restoration of the national archives and provided interpretation services.
As Vice President of the Organizing Committee, he organized the annual festival in Niger which gathered more than 20,000 participants from 17 different countries.

Mali

Mr BROWN David

: -
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English

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09-2014, Phillipsburg
02-2015, Willemstad
07-2015, Paramaribo
05-2016, Willemstad
04-2016, Paramaribo

Mr David Brown, Senior Research Fellow at the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, is a Historian that has over 20 years experience in conducting community based documentation and inventorying of intangible cultural heritage. He was part of the Jamaican national committee that prepared the nomination file which in 2003 resulted in the UNESCO declaration of the Musical Heritage of the Moore Town Maroons of Jamaica as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Antigua and Barbuda, Curaçao, Guyana, Jamaica, Sint Maarten, Suriname

Mr BUTSENKO Oleksandr

: Ukraine
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English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian

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09-2017, Sofia

Mr Oleksandr Butsenko is Director of the CSO Development Centre “Democracy through Culture”, Vice Director General for development of the National Museum of History of Ukraine, consultant of the Parliament Committee on Culture and Religions, and member of the European Cultural Parliament. He is a writer, translator, researcher, art critic, lecturer, journalist.

He is a UNESCO ICH facilitator, expert of the Council of Europe on cultural policies, cultural heritage and development strategies, and coordinator of various international projects in Ukraine concerning cultural and local development. He has edited numerous books, magazines and bulletins, and articles and essays in domestic and foreign periodicals concerning the whole spectrum of modern society building. He has translated several novels, stories, poems and non-fiction books from English and Spanish into Ukrainian. He is member of the Association of journalists of Ukraine and the National Writers’ Union of Ukraine.

Belarus, Ukraine

Ms CACHAT Séverine

: -
:

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09-2017, Sofia

Ms CALVO PÉREZ Marina

: -
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French, English, Spanish

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09-2017, Sofia

Marina Calvo Pérez worked for seven years in North Africa as a Project Officer for the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and as an anthropologist in the National Anthropology Museum in Spain, before joining the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section from October 2011 to October 2014. She works as a consultant in the field of intangible cultural heritage. She is researching on transnational memory, cultural heritage and migration in France, Spain and Algeria in the context of her PhD in Anthropology at Paris Nanterre University.

Algeria, Djibouti, Gambia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia

Ms CERIBAŠIĆ Naila

: Croatia
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06-2017, Bishkek

Croatia

Ms CHATELARD Géraldine

: Jordan
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French, English, Arabic

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05-2014, Kuwait
05-2015, Ramallah

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Géraldine Chatelard is a historian and anthropologist of the contemporary Middle East, and an associate researcher at the French Institute for the Near East. She specialises in rural development, particularly among former nomadic communities, and the relations between local knowledge and environmental protection. She also has a long experience in sustainable management of natural and cultural – both tangible and intangible – heritage for tourism. She has worked with several international and national organisations, including UNESCO Iraq Office where she was Culture Programme Specialist from 2011 to 2014. She was actively involved in the MEDLIHER project which aimed to promote the implementation of the Intangible Heritage Convention in the Mediterranean region, and in the Euromed Heritage project.

Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic

Ms CHAUDHURI Shubha

: India
:

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04-2012, Kathmandu
05-2012, Paro
06-2012, Vientiane
01-2013, Kathmandu
04-2013, Phuntsholing
06-2013, Thalat
09-2013, Kathmandu
01-2014, Vientiane
03-2014, Paro
12-2014, New Delhi
04-2015, Goa, India
11-2015, Luang Prabang
12-2016, Vientiane
11-2016, Kathmandu

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01-2011, Beijing

Ms Shuba Chaudhuri has been working in the areas of audio visual archiving and ethnomusicology for over two decades. Her fieldwork has been in Western Rajasthan and Goa in India. She has presented papers and attended workshops and seminars on intangible cultural heritage, as well as issues related to intellectual property rights in this area.

India

Mr CHIFUNYISE Stephen

: Zimbabwe
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04-2012, Gaborone
03-2012, Harare
03-2012, Lilongwe
03-2012, Lusaka
06-2012, Harare
09-2012, Harare
04-2013, Waterberg
04-2013, Harare
03-2014, Harare

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01-2011, Harare

Mr Stephen Chifunyise is a former Permanent Secretary for Education, Sport and Culture in Zimbabwe and former member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. He is currently chairing the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee and the Culture Committee of the National Commission for UNESCO. He has facilitated community- based inventorying processes in various Southern African countries. He also works as an arts educator, a playwright and an independent consultant.

Zimbabwe

Ms CHITOU Mariam

: -
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French

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04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Mr CISSÉ Lassana

: Mali
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French

Mali, Niger

Ms CIUBOTARIU Adina

: -
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French, English, Romanian

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09-2017, Sofia

Adina Ciubotariu, is an ethnologist and senior researcher working with The Romanian Academy since 2003. She is Head of The Ethnology Department which also hosts The Folklore Archive of Moldova and Bucovina. Her interests include traditional customs, peasant architecture, urban anthropology and the didactic approach of folklore. As a member of The National Commission for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Romania she has been actively involved in actions concerning the implementation of the 2003 Convention, national inventory, nominations for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and various other activities focusing on ICH bearers.

Romania

Mr COTELLON Félix

: France
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French

Ms DA SILVA LOPES AJUDA Sonia Isabel

: Mozambique
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Portuguese

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07-2015, Praia
09-2015, Ribeira Grande de Santiago
01-2016, Praia

Mozambique

Mr DAO The Duc

: Viet Nam
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English, Vietnamese

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01-2011, Beijing

Mr The Duc Dao holds a Doctorate in anthropology. His research focuses on local knowledge and cultural heritage in South East Asia. He has experience in teaching and was previously an editor for the Xua&Nay (Past&Present) magazine.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam

Ms DEACON Harriet

: South Africa
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English, Afrikaans

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06-2012, Mombasa
12-2012, Kingston
06-2013, Port of Spain
07-2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh
09-2013, Kingston
10-2013, Orange Walk
11-2013, Brunei
05-2014, Trondheim
10-2015, Monaco
10-2015, Trondheim
02-2017, Trondheim

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09-2017, Sofia

Harriet Deacon is a historian with interests in tangible and intangible heritage management, public policy on heritage, and the intersection between culture and health. Her publications include the Subtle Power of Intangible Heritage (HSRC Press, 2004; available free online). She has been involved in the preparation and delivery of training materials for the implementation of the Intangible Heritage Convention since April 2010.

Bangladesh, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cuba, Curaçao, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Norway, Peru, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms DENES Alexandra

: -
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English, Laothian, Thai

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01-2015, Shenzhen
10-2015, Ulaanbaatar

Dr. Denes is a socio-cultural anthropologist with over 15 years of research and professional experience with academic institutions, international organizations and non-governmental organizations in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR).

Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand

Mr DOS SANTOS ROQUE Lucas

: Brazil
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English, Spanish, Portuguese

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10-2012, São Tomé
10-2012, La Paz
10-2012, Bogota
08-2013, Maputo
08-2013, Manica
10-2014, Chinhambudzi, Manica and Maputo
03-2015, Sao Tome and Principe
07-2015, Praia
09-2015, Ribeira Grande de Santiago
11-2015, Sao Tome
01-2016, Praia
03-2016, Luanda
04-2016, Bissau
05-2016, Maputo

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03-2011, Havana

Mr Lucas Dos Santos holds a Master in Social Sciences and has experience in intangible cultural heritage inventorying. He works in cultural retrieval projects in communities under the impact of infrastructural development. He is also a tutor at the virtual class on intangible cultural heritage/CRESPIAL.

Angola, Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe

Ms DRANI Emily Drania

: Uganda
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01-2011, Harare

Ms Emily Drania Drani is a senior manager with more than 10 years of experience in development work with specific emphasis on research, communication, documentation and public relations skills including development programme planning, coordination and resource mobilization.

Uganda, Zimbabwe

Mr EL FIHAIL Ismail Ali

: Sudan
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English, Arabic

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07-2012, Damietta
01-2013, Doha

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Ismail Ali El Fihail is a lecturer of Sociology, Anthropology and Folklore, with experience in project evaluation. He was previously a Member of the Subsidiary Body on the examination of nominations to the Representative List (2009-2010).

Oman, Qatar, South Sudan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates

Mr ENCALADA Nigel

: Belize
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English

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09-2014, Phillipsburg
02-2015, Willemstad
07-2015, Paramaribo
05-2016, Willemstad
04-2016, Paramaribo

Mr Nigel Encalada is currently the Director of Belize’s Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR) of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). Within the legal framework and mandate of this institution, he oversees the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Belize. Since 2014, Mr Encalada has been trained as a UNESCO facilitator for the 2003 Convention and has facilitated workshops in the Caribbean sub-region. He is also the co-author of Belize’s first National Culture Policy, which is to be launched in 2016.

Belize, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Suriname

- FACILITATOR

: -
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Mr FAVIS Ricardo

: -
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Mr FETISOV Ilya

: -
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Russian, Ukrainian

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04-2012, Astana
10-2012, Bishkek
08-2012, Dushanbe
02-2013, Almaty
04-2013, Dushanbe
05-2013, Bishkek
08-2013, Cholpon-Ata
05-2014, Dushanbe
11-2013, Astana
06-2017, Bishkek

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03-2011, Sofia

Mr. Illia Fetysov is a well-known Ukrainian researcher of intangible cultural heritage, and leader of “Bozhychi” Folk Ensemble (since 1999) and School of Traditional Folkdances (since 2005). He is also the President of Ukraine Association of Young Researchers of Folklore (since 2001). This organization has successful practices of transmission centers, and experience in activities directed at popularization of intangible cultural heritage, in particular, realization of social advertising campaigns, organization of festivals, etc.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine

Ms FILIPOVIĆ Danijela

: Serbia
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English

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09-2017, Sofia

Ms Danijela Filipovic is an ethnologist-anthropologist who works in the Centre for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Serbia in Ethnographic Museum. Her work focuses on the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the national and local levels. She is involved in the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy of Intangible Heritage as a member of National Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Ms FOKINA Ksenia

: Russian Federation
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09-2012, Sofia

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03-2011, Sofia

Ms Ksenia Fokina is currently working for the State Russian House of Folk Arts as the Chief of the Division of International Relations. She has experience in the coordination of theatre festivals and is preparing a Doctorate at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.

Mr FOLOWARA Alberto

: Mozambique
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French, Portuguese

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03-2015, Sao Tome and Principe
11-2015, Luanda
11-2015, Sao Tome
05-2016, Maputo
08-2011, Luanda, Angola

M. Alberto FOLOWARA, parle portugais et français. Il a fait des études en France (Maîtrise en sociologie et DESS en Tourisme, Patrimoine Culturel et Développement) dans les Univerités Paris III- Sorbonne Nouvelle et Paris VIII – Saint-Denis. Il travaille actuellement dans un institut de Recherche Socio-culturel – ARPAC à Chimoio Mozambique. Il est le Délégué Provincial de Manica, chargé de coordonner les activités de la Délégation depuis plusieurs années. Il fait des recherches sur les domaines socio-culturels, où la diversité culturel de ces populations est très vaste.

Mozambique

Mr GAD Mostafa

: Egypt
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03-2012, Paris
09-2012, Cairo
06-2012, Beirut
07-2012, Damietta
10-2012, Amman
12-2012, Paris

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Mostafa Gad is a Professor specializing in the techniques of conservation and archiving of folklore. He has participated and contributed to various conferences and on cultural and natural heritage in several Arab countries.

Mr GALLA Amareswar

: -
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English, Hindi, Telugu

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11-2011, Addis Ababa

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Amareswar Galla is an interdisciplinary specialist in sustainable heritage development, Professor & Executive Director of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, with extensive field work and training experience in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage.

Afghanistan, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Zambia

Mr GOSWAMI Rahul

: India
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English, German, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

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11-2011, Dili
04-2012,  Dili
06-2012, Colombo
08-2012, Phnom Penh
02-2013, Phnom Penh
03-2013, Colombo
10-2013, Phnom Penh
12-2013, Dili
02-2014, Galle
11-2013, Jakarta
06-2012, Phnom Penh

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01-2011, Beijing

Rahul Goswami worked with a ministry programme in India on agriculture during 2009-11; and researches agro-ecological systems with a focus on sustainable development and rural communities. He served the 2003 Convention as examiner, during 2009-10, of two nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List and two international assistance requests.

India, Singapore, United Arab Emirates

Mr HAYAJNEH Hani

: Jordan
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English, Arabic, German

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03-2012, Paris
07-2012, Madaba
10-2012, Byblos
10-2012, Amman
01-2013, Doha
04-2014, Erbil
02-2015, Beirut, Lebanon
10-2015, Dubai
01-2016, Dubai
12-2015, Amman, Jordan
05-2016, Amman
12-2015, Amman, Jordan
04-2017, Dubai

:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Specializing in Near Eastern Cultures and Languages, Mr Hani Hayajneh is a professor at the faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. He also serves as Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Center of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University. He has published a number of research papers, books and articles on intangible cultural heritage, on its safeguarding and on the impact of tourism on heritage sites in Jordan. He has also been involved in national activities for raising awareness and safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage. He is now participating in the MEDLIHER project that aims at strengthening the implementation of the Convention in the Mediterranean area.

Eritrea, France, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, United States of America

Mr JACOBS Marc

: Belgium
:

-, French, English, Dutch

Mr Marc Jacobs is a Professor in critical heritage studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Since 2008, he has been Director of the Flemish Interface for cultural heritage (FARO), an accredited organization specialized in intangible cultural heritage safeguarding. He participated as representative of Belgium in drafting the Intangible Heritage Convention, in many expert groups and in the first Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention (2006-2008).

Zimbabwe

Mr JIANG Dong

: China
:

:

02-2011, Pyongyang

:

01-2011, Beijing

Mr Dong Jiang (PhD) is currently the Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Dance, China National Academy of Arts. His work focuses on choreology, dance history and world ethnic dances. He is also teaching those subjects as a University Professor.

China

Ms JUDD Maya

: France
:

French, English, Spanish, Italian

:

03-2012, Paris

As a cultural anthropologist (PhD) Ms Maya Judd has demonstrated experience in Africa and Europe of using participatory ethnographic methods. She has designed pedagogic materials for workshops and university level courses on different methods relevant for intangible cultural heritage inventorying. She has experience in drafting and working through team work

Mr KEITA Fallo Baba

: Benin
:

French

:

09-2013, Porto-Novo

:

01-2011, Libreville
04-2012, Porto-Novo

Mr Fallo Baba Keita has a vast experience in designing and implementing of professional training courses on the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage. He is currently serving as the Director of the School of African Heritage. Mr Fallo Baba Keita previously taught professional courses for staff of African museums. He also coordinated the Africa 2009 Programme ICCROM / UNESCO cultural heritage property in Africa.

Gambia, Mali

Ms KEITUMETSE Susan

: Botswana
:

English, Sesotho, Setswana

Ms Susan Keitumetse’s background is on Archaeology & Environmental Sciences, consolidated into Heritage Studies through a PhD on Sustainable Development. She has been a researcher at University of Botswana since 2006 and has 10+ years experience in community-based heritage conservation. She previously served as a member of the Convention’s Consultative Body.

Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

Mr KESSOU Ekédandé Rodrigue

: Benin
:

French

:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Mr KIBORA Ludovic Ouhonyioué

: Burkina Faso
:

French

:

10-2011, Bamako
02-2013, Phnom Penh

:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Ludovic Kibora Ouhonyioué is responsible for research and socio-anthropological studies. In addition to having contributed to scientific research projects, he also participated and conducted several trainings for the evaluation of cultural projects and work with public administrations, NGOs and international aid organizations.

Burkina Faso, Madagascar

Ms KOANANTAKOOL Paritta Chalermpow

: Thailand
:

-, English, Thai

:

05-2012, Paro
06-2012, Vientiane
04-2013, Phuntsholing
06-2013, Thalat
01-2014, Vientiane
03-2014, Paro
10-2014, Nyaung Shwe
09-2015, Taunggyi
11-2015, Luang Prabang
12-2016, Vientiane

:

03-2011, Sofia

Ms Paritta Chalermpow (PhD), a social anthropologist, is currently teaching at Thammasat University, Bangkok. She is also a consultant for cultural fluency projects in southern Thailand. She previously led a team of researchers to study and build capacity for local and community-based museums in Thailand and has published extensively on related issues.

Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand

Mr KOUTINHOUIN S. Edouard

: Benin
:

French

:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Ms KUMBE Meri

: -
:

-, English, Greek, Italian, Albanian

:

05-2018, Sarajevo

:

09-2017, Sofia

Ms Meri Kumbe is a musicologist and lecturer at the Department of Musicology at the University of Arts of Tirana. From 2014 to 2016, she was the director of the National Center of Folklore Activities, Ministry of Culture of Albania. Her work fcused on the organization of Folkloric Festivals and notably on the awareness raising around ICH issues, as well as the inventory of the ICH and safeguarding. For around 2 years (2014-2016) she was the Secretary of the National Committee of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture of Albania.

Albania, Greece

Ms LACARRIEU Monica Beatriz

: Argentina
:

English, Spanish

:

10-2012, Salta
02-2013, Buenos Aires
10-2013, Santiago del Estero and Buenos Aires

:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Monica Lacarrieu is the Director of the Cultural Anthropology Programme of the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She has taught at the university level since 1992 in areas related to Social Anthropology. Her current research focuses on culture and territory in the city of Buenos aires.

Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay

Ms LAPICCIRELLA ZINGARI Valentina

: -
:

French, English, Spanish, Italian

:

09-2017, Sofia

Valentina Lapiccirella Zingari (1962) is an anthropologist with a PhD from the University of Siena, Italy. Since 1997, she develops ethnographical, participatory and community-based approaches in the process of heritage-making, in the fields of museography, oral history, audiovisual archives, and ICH. Since 2009, for the Italian Society for Museum and Heritage Anthropology - SIMBDEA, she follows the processes related to the implementation of the UNESCO ICH Convention in Italy and the international dialogue between the UNESCO accredited NGOs, collaborating since 2010 in the ICH NGO Forum.

Costa Rica, France, Italy

Ms LARSEN Hege M

: -
:

English, Norwegian

:

09-2017, Sofia

Dr. Hege M. Larsen is a Social Anthropologist (Asia region) and professional researcher/advisor working in the arts and culture sector. She is currently working with the research and investigations section at the Norwegian Arts Council in Oslo.

Denmark, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Norway, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania

Mr LÓPEZ MORALES Francisco Javier

: Mexico
:

French, Spanish

:

10-2011, Quito
10-2012, Salta
02-2013, Buenos Aires
02-2014, Santiago de Cuba

:

03-2011, Havana

Mr Francisco Lopez Morales is an architect, currently the Director of the Department of World Heritage at INAH, the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico.He has represented Mexico at the Intergovernmental Committee of ICH and recently organized a workshop on inventories of ICH in Chiapas.

Mexico

Ms MARTÍNEZ ORDÓÑEZ Eva Lilia

: Honduras
:

:

04-2013, Guatemala
02-2014, Guatemala
09-2014, Phillipsburg

:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Eva Lilia Martínez Ordóñez holds a PhD in Anthropology, with a focus on Archeology. She is currently serving as the Deputy-Director for Heritage in the Honduras Institute of Anthropology and History. She has teaching experience and has also worked as an independent consultant for various heritage projects.

Honduras

- MARTINS MASCARENHAS Sandra

: -
:

Mr MAZIBUKO Lovemore C.J.

: Malawi
:

English

:

04-2012, Gaborone
03-2012, Harare
03-2012, Lilongwe
03-2012, Lusaka
06-2012, Harare
04-2013, Waterberg
04-2013, Harare
03-2014, Harare
04-2017, Asmara
02-2018, Asmara
05-2018, Juba, South Sudan

:

01-2011, Harare

Mr Lovemore C.J. Mazibuko is presently the Acting Director of National Museums of Malawi. He is the holder of a Master of Science Degree in Biology (Ethno-biology) and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Care and Management of Heritage and Museum Collections. He has been involved in research activities, for both natural and cultural history and has worked with UNESCO on a number of programmes.

Seychelles

Ms MOLANO ARENAS Adriana

: Colombia
:

French

:

03-2013, Santo Domingo
10-2013, La Havana
10-2013, Santiago del Estero and Buenos Aires
02-2014, Santiago de Cuba
04-2016, Loja
05-2016, Riobamba
06-2016, Puerto López
11-2016, Quito

:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Adriana Molano Arenas, an anthropologist, works for the Ministry of Culture of Colombia as a Coordinator for Intangible Heritage. She is involved in the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy of Intangible Heritage, in particular the development of methodologies that promote heritage management by communities.

Ms MONYANE Tumelo

: Lesotho
:

:

01-2011, Harare

As a coordinator, lecturer and research of cultural heritage, Ms. Tumelo Monyane was also a teacher in the cultural domain (theory and practice of heritage). She has participated in several projects for intangible heritage.

Lesotho

Ms MUJICA Soledad

: Peru
:

:

11-2011, Santiago
04-2013, Guatemala
05-2013, Les Cayes
05-2013, Cap Haïtien

:

03-2011, Havana

As a communicator specializing in the promotion and diffusion of intangible cultural heritage, Ms Soledad Mujica is Director of the Registry and Cultural Studies Department of the recently created Ministry of Culture of Peru and actively represented her government in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage from 2006 to 2010. Author of many publications on traditional dance in Peru, she has more than thirty years of experience in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

Peru

Mr MWAHUNGA Julius

: Kenya
:

English, Kiswahili

:

12-2012, Bagamoyo
04-2016, Arapal, Baragoi, Maralal
06-2017, Abuja

:

01-2011, Harare

Mr Julius Mwahunga holds a degree in Education and a Masters in Development Studies. He was trained in disaster mitigation of urban cultural heritage at Ritsumeikan University in Japan. He also drafted nomination files for the Intangible Heritage lists and worked on community-based inventorying projects.

United Republic of Tanzania

Mr NDIAYE Raphaël

: Senegal
:

French

:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Raphael Ndiaye specializes in cultural archives in West Africa, he was a teacher at the school of librarians Archivists and Documentalists in Dakar, Director of Public Libraries of Senegal and President of various library Associations. In addition, he participated in several research projects and published several cultural publications.

Gabon, Senegal

Mr NEEQUAYE Michael Kotey

: Ghana
:

:

01-2011, Harare

Mr Michael Kotey Neequaye is experienced in capacity building for community-based development projects. He is also skilled on training needs assessment. Recently, he designed a cultural heritage awareness campaign in Cape Coast.

Ghana, United States of America, Zimbabwe

Ms NEYRINCK Jorijn

: -
:

:

09-2017, Sofia

Jorijn Neyrinck coordinates the organization of the Workshop intangible heritage Flanders, (Werkplaats Immaterieel Erfgoed), working actively in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Flanders. The predecessor of this organization is better known as the NGO tapis plein -- a centre of expertise on intangible cultural her-itage (ICH) and heritage participation (BE), which has developed a series of activities since 2003. Its main focus and achievements consist of developing participatory intangible heritage practices and policies in societal con¬text. Werkplaats Immaterieel Erfgoed takes an active role as a cultural broker in the field: building bridges between governments, NGOs, institutions, ICH communities and groups. To this end, Jorijn organizes a range of initiatives: from capacity building, policy support, the digital ICH plat¬form, project management and coaching, sensitization, platforms for public dialogue, education, action research, methodological tools, conceptual reflection, publications etc. In recent years, tapis plein has cultivat¬ed ICH network development, collaborating with many actors (e.g. organizations on crafts, performing arts, local heritage units, the Flemish Government, FARO-Flemish Interface for cultural heritage, etc). Jorijn takes an active role in cross disciplinary and international networks on ICH, especially in relation to the UNESCO 2003 Con¬vention, the ICH NGO Forum and the relation between NGOs and the Convention. Jorijn is a member of the Flemish UNESCO Commission and advisory bodies in cultural policies. Selected assignments include: member Flemish UNESCO Commission (2014-present), Commission Dutch Inventory ICH (2012- present), Flemish Commission ICH (2008- present), Strategic Advisory Board Culture Flanders (2012- present).

Mr NGUYEN DUC Tang

: -
:

Ms NIKOLIĆ ĐERIĆ Tamara

: -
:

-, English, Spanish, German, Croatian, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian

:

09-2017, Sofia

Tamara Nikolić Đerić (1983) holds degrees in ethnology/cultural anthropology and indology/oriental studies. Since 2008, she has been working as curator for the Ethnographic Museum of Istria. Along with other museum activities she started and still runs the first Ethnographic film festival in Croatia, ETNOFILm, dedicated to visual documentation and interpretation of ICH. Since 2014, Nikolić Đerić collaborates as professional program manager and from 2017 as President of Ecomuseum Batana (UNESCO Register of Good safeguarding practices, 2016). She founded the association FARO11, dedicated to the promotion of creative industries and community-based cultural management.

She is PhD candidate at the Department for Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zagreb, researching topics on working women. Her work is entitled ‘Women and industry: Intersectional analysis of the role and position of Rovinj industrial women workers.’ She has authored several scientific and professional articles and exhibitions. Her fields of interest inclucde cultural policies, women studies, museum studies, visual and economic anthropology.

Argentina, Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia

Mr NIZIGIYIMANA Domitien

: Burundi
:

French

:

05-2011, Bujumbura
09-2012, Moroni
09-2014, Bamako
11-2014, Bujumbura

:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Domitien Nizigiyimana is a Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Burundi. He was also Director General of the Ministry of Higher Education for Scientific Research. In addition, he contributed to the publication of various journals.

Burundi, Rwanda

Mr NTADY Jean Omer

: Congo
:

French

:

11-2012, Brazzaville
02-2015, Goma Nord-KIVU
05-2014, Yaoundé
10-2016, Ndjamena

:

01-2011, Libreville

As an Administrator - Cultural Advisor and formerly Director of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Development, Mr Jean Omer Ntady participated in several workshops inventory and documentation of heritage, sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage and awareness meetings on the Intangible Heritage Convention.

Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Togo

Ms OGGE Suzanne

: Singapore
:

English

:

04-2012, Kathmandu
08-2012, Phnom Penh
01-2013, Kathmandu
11-2012, Ulaanbaatar
02-2013, Phnom Penh
05-2013, Ulaanbaatar
09-2013, Kathmandu
10-2013, Phnom Penh
12-2013, Dili
10-2015, Ulaanbaatar
02-2017, Suva
10-2016, Lautoka
05-2016, Ulaanbaatar
05-2018, Dhaka
11-2016, Kathmandu
06-2012, Phnom Penh

:

01-2011, Beijing

Ms Suzanne Ogge holds a Masters degree in Ethnography and is presently the Director of Museums and Heritage Projects at Studio Milou Singapore, an architectural firm. Prior to moving to Singapore, she specialized in international cultural project management and museum development, working for 10 years (1999-2009) as a consultant to UNESCO Headquarter’s Division of Cultural Heritage, for both the Intangible Cultural Heritage Programme and the Section for Museums and Cultural Objects.

Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Nepal, Singapore

Mr OGOU Franck

: Benin
:

French

:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Ms ÖLÇER ÖZÜNEL Evrim

: -
:

:

09-2017, Sofia

Ms OLIVEIRA Ana Gita

: Brazil
:

English, Spanish, Portuguese

:

01-2011, Harare

Ms Ana Gita Oliveira is a social and cultural anthropologist, with experience in Amazonian Ethnology. For the past 30 years, she has worked for governmental institutions specialized in cultural heritage. She notably participated in the elaboration of tools for the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention in Brazil.

Ms ORR Joanne

: -
:

English

:

09-2017, Sofia

Joanne Orr has research interests in both the tangible and intangible aspects of heritage and culture and has practitioner experience in both. She has been the CEO of an accredited NGO and has experience of developing public policy for culture and of implementing the 2003 Convention. She has developed innovative approaches to inventorying and an inclusive definition of ICH. She served on the inaugural Steering Committee for the ICH NGO Forum. She also served on the UK National Commission for UNESCO.

Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda

Ms OSSENI Khadidjath

: Benin
:

French

:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Mr OSSENI Souberou

: Benin
:

French

:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Mr OULD MOHAMED LEMINE BEIDJEU Mohamed

: Mauritania
:

French, Arabic

:

10-2013, Kaédi
01-2014, Matmata
03-2014, Aleg
03-2014, Agadir
06-2014, Kerkennah
05-2014, Marrakech
11-2015, Nabeul
04-2017, Atar
05-2017, Beni Mellal
07-2017, Djerba
10-2017, Atar
10-2017, Hammamet
05-2017, Tabarka
11-2017, Rabat
06-2018, Djibouti
06-2018, Moroni, Comoros

:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Benin, Egypt, Grenada, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia

Mr PARAK KROND Anthony

: Papua New Guinea
:

:

02-2013, Apia
04-2013, Timor-Leste
09-2013, Milne Bay Province
10-2013, Savaii Island
11-2015, Apia
02-2016, Suva
09-2016, Apia
08-2016, Pyongyang

Mr PARMOUN Yadollah

: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
:

English

:

01-2011, Beijing

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mr PÉREZ LÓPEZ Enrique

: Mexico
:

:

11-2012, Matanzas
03-2013, Tegucigalpa
02-2013, Majagua, Ciego de Ávila
06-2013, San Salvador
07-2013, Managua
02-2014, Guatemala
03-2014, Baní

:

03-2011, Havana

Mr Enrique Perez Lopez has worked for 27 years with the indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico, doing research, promotion and diffusion of indigenous cultures and languages and management of cultural projects. He has been Director of the Centro Estatal de Lenguas, Arte y Literatura Indígenas del Consejo Estatal para las Culturas y las Artes de Chiapas since 1997.

Ms PHUTTITARN Linina

: -
:

Ms PORILA Kristiina

: Estonia
:

French, English, Chinese, German, Estonian

:

09-2017, Sofia

Kristiina Porila has been involved in implementing the Convention since 2008.

She has worked at the national level in Estonia with projects such as a capacity-building programme, the national inventory and various awareness raising activities.
She has also worked with communities who were in the process of preparing nominations for the Lists of the Convention.
She has been a member of two international bodies set up for evaluating nomination files for the Lists of the Convention.

Estonia, Germany, Luxembourg

Ms PRINS-SOLANI Deirdre

: -
:

English

:

09-2011, Libreville
11-2011, Addis Ababa
11-2011, Mombasa
06-2012, Mombasa
11-2012, Beijing
11-2012, Nairobi

:

01-2011, Harare

Ms Deirdre Prins-Solani served as the Director for Heritage Development in Africa from 2009-2012. She has been instrumental in the development of academic programs in Heritage Management, such as the African Program for Museums and Heritage Studies (University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape and Robben Island Museum Program). She previously was the President of the South African Museums Association and is immediate past President of AFRICOM.

She has worked with heritage professionals and custodians of heritage from most English speaking African countries.

Cayman Islands

Mr PROHIN Andrei

: -
:

-, English, Russian, Romanian

:

09-2017, Sofia

Mr Andrei Prohin has a PhD in history, specialized in the history of the Romanians. He is a research fellow at the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History (Chișinău) and cooperates with the National Commission for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Moldova in drafting nomination files, documentation and promotion of the ICH. His fields of interests include: ethnography, history, south-east european studies, religious studies. He has published papers and has delivered conference presentations dedicated to subjects from these fields

Republic of Moldova

Mr PROSCHAN Frank

: United States of America
:

French, English, Vietnamese

:

05-2016, Hanoi
07-2018, Hangzhou

Frank Proschan worked for three decades as an anthropologist, folklorist and museologist in the U.S. and South-east Asia before joining the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section in 2006, where he led the Programme Implementation Unit until his retirement in 2015.

Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, Viet Nam

Ms RAHARINJANAHARY Lala

: Madagascar
:

:

01-2011, Libreville

Ms Lala Raharinjanahary is a Professor of Anthropology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of the University of Antananarivo (Madagascar). She is also working as an independent consultant on issues related to the anthropology of development, gender equality and the evaluation of development programmes.

Madagascar

Ms RAMPERSAD Krishendaye

: -
:

English

:

11-2012, St. George’s
11-2012, Belize City
05-2012, Basseterre
12-2012, Kingston
09-2013, Kingston
10-2013, Orange Walk

:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Kris Rampersad (PhD) is a media, cultural and literary consultant, author, researcher, lecturer and journalist. She has more than 20 years in media and more than eight years experience in working at the national and intergovernmental level in the area of culture, gender, agriculture and rural development, and civil society empowerment. She has worked with UN and UN agencies including UNESCO, UNDP, UNIFEM and UN-WSIS, Commonwealth Foundation, Organisation of American States, Inter-American Institute for Agriculture and CARICOM institutions.

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, France, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda

Mr RANUKU Sipiriano Nemani

: Fiji
:

English, Fijian

:

01-2015, Shenzhen
09-2015, Suva
02-2016, Suva

Mr Nemani is the Principal Policy & Conventions Officer for Fiji’s Department of National Heritage, Culture & Arts.

Fiji

Mr ROIG Raphaël

: France
:

French, English, Spanish

:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr Raphaël Roig holds a degree in African Contemporary History and International Relations and has several years of experience in political studies in Eritrea (human rights issues), in cultural projects and policies in Ethiopia. He presently works as a Programme Officer at the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Yemen

Mr SÁNCHEZ Edis

: Dominican Republic
:

Spanish

:

03-2013, Santo Domingo

:

03-2011, Havana

Mr SKOUNTI Ahmed

: Morocco
:

French, English, Arabic

:

07-2011, Broumana
01-2013, Doha
10-2013, Kaédi
01-2014, Matmata
05-2014, Kuwait
03-2014, Aleg
03-2014, Agadir
06-2014, Kerkennah
05-2014, Marrakech
11-2015, Nabeul
04-2017, Atar
05-2017, Beni Mellal
07-2017, Djerba
10-2017, Atar
10-2017, Hammamet
05-2017, Tabarka
11-2017, Rabat

:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Ahmed Skounti is an anthropologist at the National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Sciences in Rabat and Associate Professor at the University of Marrakech. He contributed to the drafting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention and its Operational Directives. He participates in capacity-building workshops, mainly in the Arab States and Africa.

Gabon, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates

Mr SMEETS Rieks (officially: Henricus)

: -
:

French, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Bulgarian

:

05-2011, Minsk
05-2012, Sarajevo
07-2012, Tashkent
11-2012, Samarkand
02-2013, Almaty
06-2013, Port of Spain
10-2013, Fergana
09-2014, Phillipsburg
05-2014, Trondheim
10-2015, Monaco
10-2015, Trondheim
02-2017, Trondheim

:

01-2011, Beijing
01-2011, Libreville
04-2011, Abu Dhabi
03-2011, Sofia
09-2017, Sofia

Mr Rieks Smeets, a linguist, started his career at Leiden University. He was previously the Secretary of the Dutch Natcom for UNESCO, the Chief of the Intangible Heritage Section at UNESCO and Secretary of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention. Since then, he has been involved as trainer and facilitator in the capacity building exercise.

Ms SOLTONGELDIEVA Sabira

: Kyrgyzstan
:

English, Russian, Kazakh, Kirghiz

:

06-2011, Talas
09-2011, Osh
04-2012, Astana
10-2012, Bishkek
08-2012, Dushanbe
07-2012, Tashkent
11-2012, Samarkand
02-2013, Almaty
04-2013, Dushanbe
05-2013, Bishkek
08-2013, Cholpon-Ata
10-2013, Fergana
05-2014, Dushanbe
11-2013, Astana

:

03-2011, Sofia

Ms Sabira Soltongeldieva is a Culture Programme Specialist at the Kyrgyz National Commission for UNESCO. She conducts research on cultural anthropology, with a focus on the nomadic cultures and oral traditions of Central Asia.

Mr SOÓS Gábor

: Hungary
:

French, English, Hungarian

:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr Gábor Soós, PhD, has a wide range of experience acquired over 12 years as a university lecturer in cultural heritage and civil servant in the field of world heritage, international cooperation and promotion of cultural heritage. He actively participated in the elaboration of the Intangible Heritage Convention and continues to provide professional advice and training on community-based inventorying and nominations to the Intangible Heritage Lists.

Mr SREĆKOVIĆ Saša

: Serbia
:

English, German, Serbian

:

10-2011, Cetinje
05-2012, Sarajevo
09-2014, Sofia
02-2018, Dnipetrovsk

:

03-2011, Sofia
09-2017, Sofia

Mr Sasa Sreckovic is an ethnologist and senior curator at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. He is currently the coordinator for Intangible Cultural Heritage for Serbia. His specialization is in the area of cultural and museum management, and the relationship between heritage and social and economic development. He is also a documentary filmmaker.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia

Ms STASHKEVICH Alla

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09-2017, Sofia

Ms STOJKOVA SERAFIMOVSKA Velika

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-, English, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian

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09-2017, Sofia

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Mr SUMINGUIT Vellorimo J.

: Philippines
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English

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01-2011, Beijing

Mr Vellorimo J. Suminguit is an Associate professor at Central Mindanao University. He holds a PhD in anthropology and is experienced in multi-disciplinary research, information exchange, and developing capacity building programs. He is the president of Friends of Lumads and also holds membership in various professional societies including the Anthropological Association in the Philippines.

Philippines

Ms TOFFOUN Diane

: Benin
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French

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04-2012, Porto-Novo

Benin

Ms TOHME-TABET Annie

: Lebanon
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French, English, Arabic

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07-2011, Broumana
03-2012, Paris
06-2012, Beirut
07-2012, Madaba
10-2012, Byblos
01-2013, Doha
04-2014, Erbil
02-2015, Beirut, Lebanon
10-2015, Dubai
01-2016, Dubai
12-2015, Amman, Jordan
05-2016, Amman
12-2015, Amman, Jordan
04-2017, Dubai

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04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Annie Thome-Tabet, an anthropologist, is currently Professor at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. She has significant experience in teaching and research. She previously participated in the UNESCO Programme “Women, development and intangible heritage”. She is actively involved in the implementation of the MEDLIHER project in Lebanon.

Egypt, France, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Portugal, Qatar, Spain

Ms TOLEDO María Ismenia

: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
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Spanish

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11-2012, Matanzas
03-2013, Tegucigalpa
02-2013, Majagua, Ciego de Ávila
06-2013, San Salvador
07-2013, Managua
03-2014, Baní
06-2015, Portoviejo
08-2015, Riobamba
09-2015, Loja
04-2017, Guatemala
06-2017, Santa Apolonia, Guatemala

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03-2011, Havana

Ms. Maria Ismenia Toledo is an Anthropologist with post graduate studies in Public Management. She currently serves as Technical Coordinator of the Liaison Office of UNESCO in the Cultural Diversity Center in Caracas Venezuela, providing technical assistance for the Venezuelan representatives for the Intergovernmental Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher in Venezuelan Cultural Heritage since 1981 and author of several publications related to the issue of Venezuelan Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museums.

Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Mr TRAORÉ Sidi

: Burkina Faso
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French

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09-2013, Porto-Novo
09-2014, Bamako
11-2014, Niamey

Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Rwanda

Ms UBERTAZZI Benedetta

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French, English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, German, Italian

Legal Expert for UNESCO, WIPO, WHO, Hague Conference of PIL, the EU, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Justice, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Regione Lombardia, Municipality of Cremona; British Library Sustainable Development Programme, Coventry University and Intangible Cultural Heritage communities in West Bengal, India; Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona (RL 2012); Falconry, a living human heritage (RL 2016); Associazione Giochi Antichi: Tocatì; AlpFoodway.

Belarus, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms VAIVADE Anita

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02-2018, Dnipetrovsk

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09-2017, Sofia

Ms VANDAL Sajida Haider

: Pakistan
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English, Punjabi, Urdu

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05-2011, Islamabad
06-2012, Colombo
06-2012, Lahore
03-2013, Colombo
02-2014, Galle
11-2013, Jakarta
11-2013, Brunei

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01-2011, Beijing

Ms. Sajida Haider Vandal is the CEO of THAAP, a non-profit organization working in culture, art and architecture in Pakistan. She worked as professor of architecture at National College of Arts, (NCA) Lahore from 2000-2007 and Principal of NCA from 1990-1994, 1999-2007. Her main fields of expertise are: architecture and planning, cultural heritage management and conservation, art and culture education and community development and empowerment of women.

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Mr VUKOV Nikolai

: Bulgaria
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French, English, Russian, Bulgarian

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07-2012, Tashkent
09-2014, Sofia

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03-2011, Sofia
09-2017, Sofia

Mr Nikolai Vukov (PhD) is an anthropologist and historian researching on topics of kinship, commemorations and folklore epics. He has been an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Folklore at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 2003 and has long-term experience in teaching and exploring various aspects of intangible cultural heritage.

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States of America, Uzbekistan

Ms WALCHER Maria

: Austria
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English, German

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09-2017, Sofia

Austria

Mr WALUYO Harry

: Indonesia
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English, Indonesian

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01-2011, Beijing

Mr Harry Waluyo is presently the Secretary for Body of Resource Development in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia. He holds a degree in anthropology and history and has delivered talks on intangible cultural heritage inventories and the experience of Indonesia in managing this heritage in several international forums.

Indonesia

Mr WANE Marílio

: Mozambique
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Portuguese

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11-2015, Luanda
03-2016, Luanda
08-2011, Luanda, Angola

I was born in May 25th 1980, in Beira, Mozambique, and moved to Brazil with my family to live in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1990, where I lived for many years. In 2004, I was graduated in Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo. Next year, in 2005, I came back to live in Mozambique working as a teacher in High School institutes and the, at the ARPAC-Instituto de Investigacao Sócio-Cultural, where I am at the present time.

ARPAC is the Government’s organization (Ministry of Culture and Tourism) responsible for the Mozambican Intangible Cultural Heritage, where I worked in a research about Timbila (Masterpiece, 2005) and nowadays, in an Inventory of the country’s Tradicional Dances.

Angola

Ms WANGUSA Ayeta Anne

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English

Ayeta Anne Wangusa is the Executive Director of CDEA. She is a creative industries social entrepreneur and a thought leader who advocates for a cultural dimension in public policies and development programmes. She is also Regional Coordinator for Africa for The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). She is a member of the Arterial Network Cultural Policy Group and in 2014 represented Arterial Network and CDEA to provide input on culture through the Africa Working Group (AWG) response on the post 2015 development Agenda transformative issues.

She is currently an member of UNESCO Expert Facility for the 2005 Convention.
She served as East Africa’s representative on the Commonwealth Civil Society Advisory Committee (CSAC) and advised the Commonwealth Foundation from 2009 -2011.

Mr WIJESURIYA Gamini

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Ms YHARIMANANA RAKOTOMALALA Tojo

: Madagascar
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French

Ms ZÁHUMENSKÁ Eva

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09-2017, Sofia

Ms ZAN Nu Mra

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Ms ZHANG Min

: China
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English, Chinese

Min Zhang has served the Ministry of Culture of China since 1989, responsible for bilateral and multilateral cultural programmes. She participated in all the meetings of the Intergovernmental Committee and General Assembly of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage from 2006 to 2012. Detached to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of UNESCO from 2010 to 2013, she worked in the capacity-building unit and was involved in the work of designing the training curriculum, organizing a series of training of trainers workshops and the first review meeting of the global capacity-building strategy, designing and implementing concrete capacity-building projects at national level in Asia-Pacific and the Southern African region.

Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Pakistan, Philippines, United States of America

Mr ZHU Gang

: -
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01-2011, Beijing

Ms ZLATKOVA Meglena

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French, English, Russian, Bulgarian

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09-2017, Sofia

Meglena Zlatkova, PhD is Associate Professor in Social Anthropology and Head of the Department of Ethnology, University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarsky”, Bulgaria. Her teaching, research and publishing activities are in the fields of Ethnology and Anthropology, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Visual Anthropology, Urban Studies, Migration, Borders and Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Projects. She is experienced in the Region of South Eastern Europe and the various communities. She is a member of the National selection commission of the candidates for inscription in the Representative List of the intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

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