Projects for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage

This page presents the projects and programmes aiming at safeguarding intangible cultural heritage implemented in cooperation with UNESCO. They are either the result of the approval by the Committee of financial assistance requests or the implementation of projects designed by UNESCO and financed by its regular budget or by extrabudgetary funds.

النتائج : 165 -

112 - US $ 27,208,225

Inventorying oral traditions, expressions, local knowledge and practices of the Korekore of Hurungwe district in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe


Strengthen the capacity for the safeguarding and management of intangible cultural heritage in Zambia

Zambia

ملخص

Since 2010, a number of capacity-building, inventory-making and awareness-creating activities have been carried out in the field of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage by different stakeholders. Participants appreciated these training workshops and were unanimous in calling for a more advanced, comprehensive version of the training to be introduced. To this end, this project intends to develop and implement a degree programme specializing


Identification, definition and inventory of the intangible cultural heritage in the Cuban province of Guantánamo

Cuba

ملخص

As part of a long-term national strategy for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Cuba, the project aims at identifying, defining and inventorying the intangible cultural heritage present in Guantanamo, the easternmost province of the country. Far from the large urban centres, Guantanamo is one of the least socially and economically developed


Safeguarding and valorization of knowledge and know-how linked to craftsmanship in danger of disappearing

    • US$ 542,874
    • Morocco Funds-in-Trust
    • ١٧/١٠/٢٠١٧ - ٣١/١٢/٢٠٢٠

Morocco


Chapei Dang Veng (international assistance)

    • ٠٣/١١/٢٠١٧ - ٠٣/١١/٢٠٢٠

Cambodia

ملخص

Chapei Dang Veng is a Cambodian musical tradition closely associated with the life, customs and beliefs of the Cambodian people. It features the chapei (a type of lute often played at cultural festivals) accompanied by singing. Song lyrics range from the educational and a type of social commentary, to satire while incorporating traditional poems, folk tales or Buddhist stories. The


Promoting intangible cultural heritage education in institutions of higher learning in Uganda

Uganda

ملخص

In line with Uganda’s National Cultural Policy, which underscores the importance of intangible cultural heritage, the three-year project is aimed at raising awareness of a core group of twenty management and academic staff from four universities in Gulu, Kampala, Nkozi and Fort Portal, on the relevance of intangible cultural heritage in Uganda’s current development context. For the moment, there are onl


Programme in support of the education system for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage (PASS-TPCI)

Haiti

ملخص

Implemented by the non-governmental organization Réf-Culture, the proposed eighteen-month project is aimed at safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Haiti through its formal transmission to young generations. The project was conceived to respond to the current education system in the country whose reform was initiated over thirty years ago, partly to promote national identity and culture. The Ministry of National Education


Community-self documentation and revitalization of ceremonies and practices associated with Empaako naming system in Uganda

Uganda

ملخص

Inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List in December 2013, Empaako is a traditional naming system whereby, in addition to their family and given names, a child is given an Empaako from a list of twelve shared by the entire community. The practice is associated with rituals and ceremonies whose meaning is central to the identity and belief systems of the communities


Strengthening national capacities in the field of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding in Senegal

Senegal

ملخص

The eighteen-month project, jointly implemented by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO Dakar Office, is aimed at strengthening national capacities for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Senegal by building on technical capacities and implementing concrete safeguarding measures. The project responds to the issues identified in a needs assessment exercise conducted from


Safeguarding of Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai community

Kenya

ملخص

The three male rites of the Maasai community represent stages in the preparation of boys for adulthood – a process called moranism that involves the transmission of indigenous knowledge, including Maasai rituals, legends, traditions and life skills. Enkipaata is the name for the induction ceremony, Eunoto heralds the shaving of initiates before their seclusion in the bush for training, and Olng’esherr i


Enhancing the capacity of communities to safeguard traditional dance expressions as performing arts heritage in western Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe


Safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of Niger in a situation of urgency and for the resilience of displaced populations - pilot project in Tillabéry and Diffa

Niger

ملخص

Since 2012, Niger has seen the rise of religious fundamentalism in the region, and particularly of Boko Haram. This crisis is combined with increasing poverty and internal ethnic tensions, exacerbated by mass displacements of populations within the country, particularly in the border provinces. In this context, this project aims to raise awareness among the communities, decision-makers, persons in charge and national


Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Sudan

    • US$ 337,338
    • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠١٧ - ٠١/١١/٢٠١٩

Sudan

ملخص

This project is the result a of needs assessment in the field of intangible cultural heritage that was made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA). Funded also by ADTCA, the project aims at supporting Sudan in its efforts to safeguard its living heritage, in accordance with the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding


Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Egypt for sustainable development

    • US$ 367,435
    • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠١٧ - ٠١/١١/٢٠١٩

Egypt

ملخص

This project is the result a of needs assessment in the field of intangible cultural heritage that was made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA). Funded also by ADTCA, this project intends to support Egypt in its efforts to safeguard its living heritage, in accordance with the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding


Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Palestinian intangible cultural heritage

    • US$ 273,049
    • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠١٧ - ٠١/١١/٢٠١٩

Palestine

ملخص

This project is the result a of needs assessment in the field of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) that was made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA). Funded also by ADTCA, this project is designed to support Palestine in its efforts to safeguard its living heritage, in accordance with the 2003 Convention for


Strengthening capacities in the Comoros for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development

    • US$ 249,435
    • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠١٧ - ٠١/١١/٢٠١٩

Comoros

ملخص

This project is the result a of needs assessment in the field of intangible cultural heritage that was made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA). Also funded by ADTCA, this project is designed to support the Union of the Comoros in its efforts to safeguard its living heritage, in accordance with


Intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and construction of peace environments in Colombia's post-agreements

Colombia

ملخص

Implemented by the Fundación Universidad del Norte, this fourteen-month project aims to utilize intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and reintegration in Colombia’s Guajira Department, Conejo village, home to the Pondores ETCR – a temporary shelter for ex-combatants and their families during their transition to civilian life. The project responds to the third point of the Peace Agreement betw


Revitalization of the female chants of Taroudant

Morocco

ملخص

This project aims to safeguard the female chants of Taroudant in the medina of Taroudant, a city situated in the south-west of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco. Practised by women's music troupes during social events, chants not only enliven gatherings of women but, more broadly, convey values that all communities in the region of the western High Atlas mountains


Strengthening the capacities of the DPR of Korea for community-based inventorying of ICH and for elaborating nomination files under the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


Thailand’s efforts in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening local communities' capacities

    • US$ 111,000
    • CRIHAP contribution (US$ 61,000)
    • National resources of Thailand (US$ 50,000 in cash and in kind)
    • ٠٥/٠٢/٢٠١٨ - ٣٠/٠٤/٢٠١٩

Thailand

ملخص

In June 2016, Thailand ratified the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. To strengthen capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage at the national and local level, Thailand’s Department of Cultural Promotion under the Ministry of Culture, the International Training Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP) and UNESCO Bangkok field office undertook t


Strengthening the capacities of Suriname and Dutch Caribbean islands for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 616,025
    • Netherlands earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠١٤ - ٣١/١٢/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق
    • Project report phase I (08 – 2016): English
    • Final report (10- 2017): English
    • Progress report (11-2014): English
    • Progress report (11-2015): English
    • Video presentation of the project: English

Curaçao, Aruba, Suriname, Sint Maarten

ملخص

The aim of this project was to strengthen the national capacities of Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean Islands to effectively safeguard intangible cultural heritage (ICH). The project involved a national consultation on the status of ICH carried out in Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Marteen and Suriname, as well as training workshops on the implementation of the 2003 Convention, community-based


Support to the development of a safeguarding and valorization strategy for knowledge and know-how linked to craftsmanship in Morocco

    • US$ 105,732
    • Morocco Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠٣/٠٧/٢٠١٧ - ٣١/١٢/٢٠١٨

Morocco


Inventory of the intangible cultural heritage present in Côte d'Ivoire in view of its urgent safeguarding

    • ٠٩/١٢/٢٠١٥ - ٠٨/١٢/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق

Côte d'Ivoire

ملخص

The political and military crisis that the country experienced between 2002 and 2011 halted the active efforts engaged by Côte d’Ivoire since many years in the identification of elements of the intangible cultural heritage present in its territory and affected it negatively, notably by the interruption of certain practices violently suppressed or the denaturation of certain elements emptying them of their value an


Protecting Cultural Heritage and Diversity in Complex Emergencies for Stabilization and Peace

    • US$ 204,899
    • European Union
    • ٣٠/١١/٢٠١٧ - ٣٠/١١/٢٠١٨

Iraq

ملخص

Funded by the European Union, this project aims to implement a number of urgently needed actions in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, which will allow for the stabilization and urgent safeguarding of the cultural heritage of these countries and their population. The component related to intangible cultural heritage concerns only Iraq. The ongoing crisis in Iraq has triggered massive internal


Strengthening capacity in Seychelles for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development

Seychelles

ملخص

The project aims to strengthen the institutional and human capacities in Seychelles to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage present in its territory. In parallel, the project also seeks to reinforce legal frameworks for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, in particular through its inclusion in the National Heritage Bill which is currently being developed under the leadership of the agency


Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia

    • US$ 705,581
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • Spain earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٣ - ٠١/٠٩/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق
    • Progress report (11-2014): French
    • Progress report, November 2015: French
    • Progress report November 2016: French
    • Progress report 2017: French

Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia

ملخص

The aim of this project is to assist three countries in the Maghreb sub-region in the safeguarding of their intangible cultural heritage through the effective implementation of the Convention. It aims to build a critical mass of experience and knowledge, both in government institutions and in civil society, so that the beneficiary countries will be equipped with a suitable framework


Strengthening the capacities of Bangladesh for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 200,000
    • Azerbaijan earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠١٦ - ٠١/٠٩/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق

Bangladesh

ملخص

Bangladesh has a rich tradition in cultural heritage, specifically intangible cultural heritage. However, the more recent history and developments have affected and do increasingly threaten these practices and traditions. Stemming from this realization, the Bangladesh Government has addressed this issue and participated in the UNESCO programme for the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage – getting one tradition proclaimed a


Promotion of earthen ware pottery-making skills in Kgatleng district

    • ١٧/٠٢/٢٠١٧ - ٣٠/٠٦/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق

Botswana

ملخص

Earthenware pottery-making skills were inscribed in 2012 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. Practised among the Bakgatla ba Kgafela community in south-eastern Botswana and transmitted to daughters and granddaughters through observation and practice, earthenware pottery-making is at risk of extinction. The main factors for its decline are the decreasing number of master potters, lack of


Safeguarding of practices and rare rituals related to sacred sites in Kyrgyzstan: preparation of an inventory and safeguarding measures

Kyrgyzstan

ملخص

Implemented by the Aigine Cultural Research Centre (CRC), the proposed project is aimed at compiling a unified national inventory of sacred sites and rare ritual practices in Kyrgyzstan, as well as developing effective related safeguarding measures in the form of a national manual on safeguarding sacred sites and rare ritual practices. Such practices form an integral part of people’s traditional b


Community-based inventorying and transmission of intangible cultural heritage in the island of Tongatapu in Tonga

Tonga

ملخص

The proposed project, to be implemented by the Culture Division of the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with community representatives and associations, focuses on community-based inventorying and the transmission of intangible cultural heritage in the island of Tongatapu in Tonga. Numerous elements of Tongan living heritage are currently under threat, for reasons that include rapid changes in Tongan society due


Titajtakezakan. Speaking across time, oral tradition and use of information and communication technologies

    • ٠٧/٠٢/٢٠١٧ - ٣١/٠٥/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق

El Salvador

ملخص

The project aims to revitalize the intangible cultural heritage present in the municipality of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, in the west of El Salvador, by making use of information and communication technologies. Emphasis will be placed on oral traditions encompassed within mythology, tales and legends of Náhuat speakers. The small number and advanced age of Náhuat speakers seriously threaten the co


Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Guatemala

    • US$ 200,000
    • Azerbaijan earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠١٥ - ٠١/٠٤/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق

Guatemala

ملخص

The project aims, on the one hand, to encourage a better understanding on the part of beneficiary communities of what intangible cultural heritage (ICH) means and strengthen the capacities of these communities to elaborate inventories. On the other hand, it also aims to strengthen the capacities of municipalities that formulate local policies aimed at safeguarding ICH. In order to achieve


Inventory and promotion of intangible cultural heritage in Burkina Faso

    • ٣١/٠٣/٢٠١٣ - ٣١/٠٣/٢٠١٨
  • الوثائق

Burkina Faso

ملخص

This major project enabled Burkina Faso to inventory around 1,300 living traditions practised by 60 ethno-cultural communities located in the thirteen regions of the country. The project was implemented in two major phases: a pilot phase that involved two regions with six ethno-cultural communities and a second generalization phase that involved all regions and national communities. Its principle objectives were to develop


Inventory, safeguarding and promoting knowledge of how to manufacture and play Togo’s traditional musical instruments (national phase)

Togo

ملخص

Implemented by the National Commission for Cultural Heritage, the project mainly aims to inventory, safeguard and promote knowledge related to the manufacture and practice of traditional musical instruments in Togo. It builds on lessons learned from the first phase of the project, which took place in the Maritime region (south Togo) between January 2016 and February 2017. The last general inventory of


Strengthening the capacities of NGOs active in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Mauritania

Mauritania


Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 140,700
    • European Union
    • ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٤ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٨

Syrian Arab Republic

ملخص

Funded by the European Union, this project aims to provide an operational response to halt the on-going loss of cultural heritage and prepare post-conflict priority actions in Syria. The main objectives of the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage project is to contribute to restoring social cohesion, stability and sustainable development through the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage


Safeguarding of the traditional knowledge for the protection of sacred natural sites in the territory of the Jaguars of Yuruparí, Vaupés Province, Colombia

Colombia

ملخص

The project is aimed at safeguarding the knowledge associated with the stewardship of sacred sites of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí settled in the Pirá Paraná River, in south-eastern Colombia. Inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2011, their traditional knowledge is an organic system that seeks to maintain the balance between humans and nature. A


Needs assessment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    • US$ 9,000
    • -
    • ٢٤/٠٩/٢٠١٨ - ٢٤/٠٩/٢٠١٨

Bosnia and Herzegovina

ملخص

The needs assessment aims to explore the legislative and policy documents in the sphere of ICH in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to analyze the institutional and administrative framework for the implementation of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention, and to study the situation of awareness-raising activities, inventorying procedures, and educational and training programs on ICH issues in the country. It also aims at outlining the m


Documentation and inventory of intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of the Sudan (a pilot project in Kordufan and Blue Nile regions)

Sudan

ملخص

The project aims to conduct a pilot inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of Kordofan and Blue Nile states through documentation and inventorying, and thereby to contribute to a larger inventory in Sudan. At present, no such inventory exists, although there are numerous studies, collections and bibliographies, as well as thousands of photos and audio-visual recordings. This project proposes to


Safeguarding of Nkhonde, Tumbuka and Chewa proverbs and folktales

Malawi

ملخص

The proverbs and folktales of the Nkhonde, Tumbuka and Chewa people of Karonga, Rumphi and Lilongwe Districts embody the knowledge, wisdom and culture in Malawi and function as vehicles for the promotion of their cultural values. However, transmission of this heritage is gradually weakening. Only a few members of these communities now transmit proverbs and folktales to their children and


Promotion of traditional pottery making practices in Eastern Kenya

Kenya

ملخص

The proposed project, which is designed in line with the 2006 National Heritage Act of Kenya, aims to safeguard and revitalize traditional pottery making practices of the Mbeere, Tharaka and Tigania communities in Eastern Kenya. Transmitted by females within families, the technique involves creating clay pots of various sizes and shapes depending on the function and style of the community concerned


Inventorying of proverbs of Lala community of Luano District of Zambia

Zambia

ملخص

Lala people live along the eastern portions of the Luangwa River in Luano District in the central province of Zambia. Among their various cultural practices that include social gatherings, festivals, celebrations and life cycle rituals, proverbs in particular hold a central place in the transmission of community values to the younger generation. Reflecting people’s living heritage and wisdom, Lala proverbs a


Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 247,634
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٢١/٠٣/٢٠١٤ - ٣١/١٢/٢٠١٧
  • الوثائق

Eritrea

ملخص

This project aims at enhancing the national capacity of Eritrea to safeguard their intangible cultural heritage through the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It intends to build a critical level of experience and knowledge, both in government institutions, civil society and in selected communities, so that the country is equipped with an


Climate change and preservation and valorization of intangible cultural heritage linked to craftsmanship

    • US$ 103,623
    • Morocco Funds-in-Trust
    • ٢٤/٠٥/٢٠١٦ - ٣١/١٢/٢٠١٧

Morocco


Community-based needs identification for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Nord-Kivu

    • US$ 31,423
    • Heritage Emergency Fund
    • ١٥/٠٧/٢٠١٧ - ٣٠/١٢/٢٠١٧
  • الوثائق

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ملخص

The proposed activity aims to carry out a needs identification at national and local level with the participation of communities in view of the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the region of North Kivu, a long-standing conflict zone of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the framework of the 2003 Convention, this needs identification will allow drawing up a


Inventory and promotion of the intangible cultural heritage of the Pygmy populations of Gabon

Gabon

ملخص

Having benefited from capacity building activities, Gabon has recognized the need for a safeguarding action towards the intangible cultural heritage of Pygmy populations, for which surveys conducted with these populations highlighted the endangered elements constituent to their identity. The project proposed aims to draw up an inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of the Pygmy populations Babongo, Baka and Bakoya


Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Asia and the Pacific

    • US$ 899,835
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠١٥ - ٣١/١٠/٢٠١٧
  • الوثائق
    • Building National Capacities to Safeguard Asia-Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage (2011-2017) - Project Completion Report: English

Fiji, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Samoa, Sri Lanka

ملخص

With the successful completion of Phase I, thanks to the continued generous contribution of the Government of Japan, it was possible to implement the second phase of the regional programme for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through the strengthening of national capacities from April 2015 to October 2017. The principal aims of the second phase were the following: *Reinforce the human and institutional


Safeguarding and promotion of Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of Busoga Kingdom in Uganda

Uganda

ملخص

The project merged with ongoing safeguarding initiatives of the Busoga communities of Eastern Uganda to revitalize and strengthen Bigwala music and dance traditions, which play a key role in maintaining Busoga collective memory, cultural values and social unity. Involving the performance of five or more gourd trumpet players, each producing a single tone blown in hocket to produce a melody


Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in seven Southern African countries for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Part II

    • US$ 250,000
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٦ - ٣١/٠٧/٢٠١٧

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe

ملخص

The project aims at reinforcing the sub-regional cooperation platform, which was created to support seven countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) in southern Africa in their efforts to safeguard the living heritage present in their territories. Consolidating the results of previous Flanders funded projects since 2009, this platform will be driven by the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Committees


Support to the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nigeria

    • US$ 300,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠١٤ - ٠١/٠٧/٢٠١٧
  • الوثائق

Nigeria

ملخص

A needs assessment carried out in 2011 showed that the national capacities of Nigeria are not yet adapted to meet the requirements of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The aim of the project is to lay a solid foundation to support Nigeria in its efforts to safeguard the living heritage present in the country. Thanks to


Inventorying of the music and dance of the Lozi and Nkoya people of Kaoma District

Zambia

ملخص

Concerned about growing threats to the viability of traditional music and dance practices among the Lozi and Nkoya communities of the Western Province of Zambia, the project sought to familiarize the communities with the objectives and mechanisms of the 2003 Convention, and more specifically, with community-based inventorying through a field practicum. A parallel motivation for the project was to bring the


Strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Ecuador

    • US$ 250,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٢/٢٠١٥ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠١٧
  • الوثائق
    • Final report: Spanish
    • Video - Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat: Spanish
    • Video - Capacity-building workshops: Spanish

Ecuador

ملخص

Ecuador ratified the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Culture Heritage in 2008. Despite important efforts mobilized by the State Party for the effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and an institutional environment conducive to the integration of culture in public policies, as in most countries, the viability of intangible cultural heritage present in Ecuador also faces serious threats of social


Inventorying of intangible cultural heritage elements in Thaba-Bosiu in Lesotho

Lesotho

ملخص

Implemented by the Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Department of Culture, the project aimed to contribute to safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Lesotho and to sensitize relevant stakeholders thereon. The project is an outcome of similar activities conducted in other districts, with the support of UNESCO and the World Bank, which motivated the community elders of


Inventory, safeguarding and promoting knowledge of how to manufacture and play Togo's traditional musical instruments (Pilot phase in the Maritime region, south Togo)

    • ٠٩/١٢/٢٠١٥ - ٠٩/١٢/٢٠١٦
  • الوثائق

Togo

ملخص

The last general inventory of the intangible cultural heritage, drawn up in 2011 in Togo, revealed some important principles and skills that had not yet been adequately documented; more intensive efforts to introduce and implement safeguarding measures were therefore required. A major gap in the inventory included the skills needed to manufacture and play traditional musical instruments and for their accompanying


Safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Niger

    • US$ 167,336
    • Spain earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠٩/٢٠١٣ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠١٦
  • الوثائق
    • Final Report (03-2016) - only in French: French
    • Progress report (04-2014): English
    • Progress report (01-2015): English
    • Progress Report (05-2015): English
    • Community-based inventories: Boubon, Agadez and Habbanae practice: French

Niger

ملخص

Conducted in close cooperation with the Directorate for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Communication, New Information Technologies and Culture, the project aimed to support Niger in the process, already underway, of taking ownership of the concepts and tools provided by the Convention in order to create an institutional and social environment favorable to the efficient and sustainable


Needs assessment in Republic of Moldova

    • US$ 9,000
    • -
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠١٦ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠١٦

Republic of Moldova

ملخص

The needs assessment was implemented and funded by the Regional Bureau of UNESCO in Venice and was performed in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova. The study aimed to assess the legal and institutional frameworks for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of Moldova; to outline the needs in terms of professional


Survey on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Displaced Syrians

    • US$ 15,800
    • Heritage Emergency Fund
    • ٠٣/٠٨/٢٠١٦ - ٣٠/١١/٢٠١٦
  • الوثائق
    • Survey report on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Displaced Syrians: English

Syrian Arab Republic

ملخص

The activity consisted of a small-scale survey on intangible cultural heritage of displaced Syrians conducted on an experimental basis. The objective was aimed at gaining a better understanding of the changing role and function of the intangible cultural heritage of displaced Syrians, its potential for resilience and the ways in which communities try to transmit their intangible cultural heritage to


Inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Mali with a view to its urgent safeguarding

    • ٠٦/١٢/٢٠١٣ - ٠٢/١١/٢٠١٦
  • الوثائق

Mali

ملخص

Since January 2012, Malian cultural heritage has suffered tremendous damage following the occupation of northern and east-central regions by armed groups and extremists. Cultural practices ranging from rituals, traditional music and festive events to craftsmanship were curtailed by the prohibitions imposed by the occupants. People had fear of being stigmatized or targeted of retributive attacks. The damage to intangible cultural heritage


Safeguarding and revitalizing the Mongolian traditional epic

    • ٣٠/٠٦/٢٠١٣ - ٣٠/٠٦/٢٠١٦
  • الوثائق

Mongolia

ملخص

The aim of the project is to revitalize, safeguard and transmit the Mongolian traditional epic through a series of activities that range from a field survey on the current state of Mongolian epic, its repertoire and associated customs, to the identification and documentation of epic performers and the creation of a related database; from an apprenticeship training aiming at the


Safeguarding the oral traditions and expressions of the Dzao people of Lao Cai and Lai Chau Provinces of Viet Nam

Viet Nam

ملخص

The Dzao in Lao Cai and Lai Chau Provinces live mainly near the northern border with China. With only one or two villagers in each village who can still sing folk songs and speak the traditional language, the oral traditions and expressions of the Dzao people are severely endangered. Folk songs, tales, lullabies, proverbs and riddles are also disappearing due


Documenting and inventorying intangible cultural heritage of the pastoralist Samburu community in northern Kenya: a focus on the region of Mount Kulal biosphere reserve

Kenya

ملخص

The proposed project, which is designed in line with the 2006 National Heritage Act of Kenya, aims to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of the semi-nomadic pastoralist Samburu community living within the Mount Kulal Biosphere Reserve (designated in 1979 through UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme) in northern Kenya. Due to external political, economic and cultural influences as well as environmental degradation, the v


Strengthening national capacities for effective intangible cultural heritage safeguarding in selected PALOP countries

    • US$ 1,058,905
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠١٢ - ٠١/٠٥/٢٠١٦
  • الوثائق

Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe

ملخص

The project aims to built national capacity in these Portuguese speaking countries to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage. The project pays particular attention at building a critical level of experience and knowledge, both in government institutions, civil society and in selected communities. Another aim of the project is to prepare a regional cooperation mechanism amongst Lusophone countries in Africa in


Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Central Asia

    • US$ 395,362
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠١٢ - ٠١/٠١/٢٠١٦
  • الوثائق

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

ملخص

Implemented between 2012 and 2016, this project has aimed at enhancing safeguarding capacities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan through effective implementation of the Convention, thereby contributing to sustainable development. It has promoted better visibility of intangible cultural heritage, awareness of its significance and its function in societies. By promoting mutual respect for the heritage of others, this project has contributed to


Improving the capacities of intangible cultural heritage related NGOs in Mongolia

Mongolia

ملخص

The Foundation for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage spearheads the work of non-governmental organizations and civil society in the field of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Mongolia. While non-governmental organizations play an increasing role in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and disseminating information about it in Mongolia, their capacities are still weak and a number of their managers and


Safeguarding indigenous vernacular architecture and building knowledge in Vanuatu

Vanuatu

ملخص

This project seeks to document the pre- and post- cyclone condition of 6 significant traditional nakamals, the traditional meeting places in Vanuatu. These structures have recently been damaged by Cyclone Pam, a category 5 system that crossed the region on the 13 March 2015. The documentation will include both the tangible and intangible aspects of each nakamal, which will be represented through a written


Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Kallawaya communities

    • US$ 150,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٢/٢٠١٤ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠١٥

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

ملخص

The safeguarding action plan seeks, through intergenerational transmission, to ensure the preservation and transmission of the knowledge and wisdom of the Kallawaya culture, whose activity is bound to the ancestral healing medicine of the culture of the Andes. The main objectives of the safeguarding project are to: * promote the preservation and safeguarding of Kallawaya culture at local, regional and national


Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage of Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago through strengthening their capacities for implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 300,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠١٢ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠١٥
  • الوثائق

Belize, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago

ملخص

The 3.5 year project saw the implementation of an integrated strategy with a series of workshops and activities aimed at reinforcing the capacity of Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago to safeguard their intangible cultural heritage. To this end, it included: (i) policy advice, (ii) workshops on the implementation of the Convention, (iii) workshops on community-based inventorying and (iv) pilot inventorying


Safeguarding and promotion of indigenous knowledge associated with the ecological environment of the Black Ha Nhi in Lao Cai Province, Viet Nam

Viet Nam

ملخص

The Black Ha Nhi people have developed and passed on place-based knowledge and a body of customary laws to cope with living conditions and survival experiences as well as to protect their natural environment. Ecological indigenous knowledge of the Black Ha Nhi includes behavioural practices in taking care of trees, preventing fire and soil erosion and protecting the topographical setting


Documentation, promotion and dissemination of the Candombe traditional drum calls, expressions of identity of the Sur, Palermo, and Cordón neighbourhoods in the city of Montevideo

Uruguay

ملخص

With the objective of strengthening the practice of Candombe not only in Montevideo but also in other provinces of Uruguay by promoting its transmission to younger generations and reinforcing the safeguarding capacities of local associations of practitioners, the project started in September 2013. This late start is due to a one-year process of project development aiming to ensure greater sustainability of


Strengthening the capacities of Myanmar for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 240,000
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠١٣ - ٠١/٠٥/٢٠١٥
  • الوثائق

Myanmar

ملخص

This project aims to build up the national capacity of Myanmar, both in government institutions and in civil society, so that Myanmar will have a sustainable framework for implementing the 2003 Convention for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) on a long term basis. To that end, the project implements an integrated capacity-building strategy, including a series of well-prepared workshops


Inventorying the intangible cultural heritage of four communities in Uganda

Uganda

ملخص

In July 2013, Uganda launched a multi-year project to enable four local communities to identify their living heritage, as an essential step for its safeguarding. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development will coordinate the establishment of a national strategy for inventorying intangible cultural heritage and organize a workshop in the capital in order to train local coordinators on the


Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in seven Southern African countries for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 250,000
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠١٣ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٥

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe

ملخص

The beneficiaries of the project are the national authorities responsible for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and selected communities in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Firstly, the project aims to initiate a sub-regional cooperation platform to support these countries in their efforts to safeguard the living heritage present in their territories. Such objective will be done


Needs assessment in Albania

    • US$ 9,000
    • -
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠١٤ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٥

Albania

ملخص

The needs assessment aimed to explore the legislative and policy documents in the sphere of ICH in Albania, to analyze the institutional and administrative framework for the implementation of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention, and to study the situation of awareness-raising activities, inventorying procedures, and educational and training programs on ICH in the country. The goal was to outline the major challenges encountered i


Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda

    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠١١ - ١٩/١٢/٢٠١٤
  • الوثائق

Kenya

ملخص

Aiming to empower the Mijikenda people to ensure the viability and transmission of the traditions and practices associated to the sacred Kaya forests of coastal Kenya, the project is managed by the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts (former Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture) in cooperation with the National Museums of


Inventory of traditional musics in Senegal

    • ١٢/٠٨/٢٠١٣ - ٠٣/١٢/٢٠١٤
  • الوثائق

Senegal

ملخص

The main objective of this international assistance project funded by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund was the inventory of the traditional music of Senegal that encompasses a vast and diverse array of musical traditions, genres, instruments and associated craftsmanship. Its social, spiritual and cultural functions are many, including celebrations of birth, death rites, initiations, blessings, agriculture, fishing, values, and legends


Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti

    • US$ 434,989
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠١٢ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠١٤
  • الوثائق

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti

ملخص

This project has a twofold objective: strengthening the national capacities on intangible cultural heritage in each of the beneficiary countries by a number of training workshops and by supporting and giving policy advice to governmental and non-governmental institutions in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. Through the workshops on implementation of the Convention and on inventorying, both the Dominican Republic


Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Lao PDR

    • US$ 200,000
    • Republic of Korea Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠١١ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠١٤

Lao People's Democratic Republic

ملخص

This project aims at building up a critical mass of national capacity, both in government institutions and in civil society, and to provide general programmatic and managerial support to the Organization’s activities in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Lao PDR and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. To that end, the project has started to implement an integrated capacity-building strategy,


Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Asia and the Pacific

    • US$ 1,020,484
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠١١ - ٠١/٠٥/٢٠١٤
  • الوثائق
    • Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Asia and the Pacific - 2011-2014 Project Completion Report: الإنكليزية

Bhutan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste

ملخص

This project generously financed by the Government of Japan aimed at assisting eight countries, namely Bhutan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka and Timor Leste to safeguard their intangible cultural heritage through the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It aimed at building up a critical mass of experience and


Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Central America

    • US$ 230,770
    • Spain earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • ٠١/٠٨/٢٠١٢ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٤
  • الوثائق

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

    • US$ 200,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠١٢ - ٠١/٠٢/٢٠١٤

Argentina

ملخص

The present project was among the first of its kind to be implemented in Latin America. It aimed at assisting Argentina as a priority and also Paraguay and Uruguay, in safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage by acquiring broad and solid knowledge of the 2003 Convention and its mechanism. Workshops on the implementation of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible C


Capacity building in designing, implementing and evaluating intangible cultural heritage projects in Viet Nam

    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠١٢ - ٣٠/١١/٢٠١٣
  • الوثائق

Viet Nam

ملخص

The project aimed to develop a toolkit that could help cultural managers and practitioners in local communities improve their abilities to design, implement and evaluate safeguarding projects, thereby facilitating the implementation of the 2003 Convention and the 2009 amended Viet Nam Law on Cultural Heritage. The toolkit includes the guiding principles of safeguarding and promotion activities, as well as a set of


Establishing the national inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of Belarus

    • ٢٦/١٢/٢٠١١ - ٣١/١٠/٢٠١٣
  • الوثائق

Belarus

ملخص

The main goal of the project was to safeguard living heritage in Belarus through the identification and documentation of existing cultural practices, creating a database and developing a national inventorying procedure. It aimed at ensuring promotion and distribution of structured information about the diversity of the intangible cultural heritage in Belarus while underlining the crucial role of cultural diversity and


Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the Promotion of Cultural Identity and Community Resilience in Timor-Leste

    • US$ 177,500
    • Emergency Fund
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠١٣ - ٠١/٠٩/٢٠١٣

Timor-Leste


Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

    • US$ 399,785
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٢/٢٠١١ - ٠١/٠٤/٢٠١٣

Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Development of an inventory of intangible heritage of Malawi

    • ١٠/٠٩/٢٠١٢ - ٣٠/٠٣/٢٠١٣
  • الوثائق

Malawi

ملخص

Eight communities in the Northern Region of Malawi participated in the inventorying of their intangible cultural heritage with a view to safeguarding. After having received training on documentation and inventory making, twelve young members from the Bandya, Lambya, Mambwe, Namwanga, Ndali, Nyakyusa, Nyiha and Sulwa/Chewa communities conducted fieldwork to identify and collect information on 26 living practices and expressions that


Safeguarding traditional foodways of two communities in Kenya

    • US$ 68,930
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٩/٢٠٠٩ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٣

Kenya

ملخص

Traditional foodways involve practices transmitted within a community concerning the preparation and consumption of food, including the provision of ingredients and the roles of all people involved. Traditional foodways, both those related to everyday life as well as those associated with special occasions (such as rituals, social practices and festive events) constitute an important part of the intangible heritage of


MedLiHer - Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean Partner Countries

    • US$ 1,426,317
    • European Union
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٩ - ٠١/٠١/٢٠١٣

Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon

ملخص

With the support of the European Union, UNESCO has launched the “Mediterranean Living Heritage Project (MedLiHer) ” to support the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic, with the participation of the Maison des Cultures du Monde (France). The project’s overall objective is long-term capacity-building for implementation of th


Digital preservation of folklore and traditional music archives (Phase I)

    • ٠١/٠٨/٢٠١٢ - ١٥/١٢/٢٠١٢

Sudan

ملخص

The project aimed at assessing the needs for safeguarding the audiovisual collection of traditional Sudanese music housed in the Folklore and Traditional Music Archives of the University of Khartoum. To carry out the assessment, the Sudanese National Commission recruited an expert who conducted a mission to Khartoum from 15 to 28 October 2012 and subsequently elaborated a strategy for the digitization of archival


Inventory of Albanian folk iso-polyphony

    • ٢٤/٠٣/٢٠١١ - ٢٣/٠٣/٢٠١٢
  • الوثائق
    • Request form ICH-04: قريباً

Albania

ملخص

The purpose of this project was to establish an electronic database on Albanian folk iso-polyphony, incorporated in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008. Between 2007 and 2010, the Albanian Music Council implemented safeguarding activities including the establishment of an initial register of the element. The present project aimed at enriching that initial inventory including additional information on


Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Seychelles

    • ١٥/١٢/٢٠٠٩ - ٣١/١٢/٢٠١١

Seychelles

ملخص

The project, conducted by the National Heritage Research Section Unit of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture, aimed at supporting the implementation of safeguarding activities by developing an inventory of the intangible cultural heritage in Seychelles. The project started in the first quarter of 2010, with the elaboration of a preliminary list of elements of the intangible cultural


A series of pilot projects in community-based intangible heritage inventorying on a grassroots-level in six selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

    • US$ 275,000
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٩/٢٠٠٩ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠١١

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, Eswatini, Zambia

ملخص

The project was implemented by conducting a series of pilot ICH inventory-making activities, on a grassroots level, in six beneficiary Sub-Saharan African countries, namely Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, Swaziland and Zambia. It was composed of four phases: #Phase I dealt with the selection of six pilot communities (one in each country) in a demand-driven manner; #Phase II was the initial


General inventory of the intangible cultural heritage

    • ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٠ - ٣٠/٠٩/٢٠١١

Togo

ملخص

The project aimed to realize a general inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of Togo to contibute to the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level. The main objectives were to identify the elements of the intangible cultural heritage; develop safeguarding measures and identify the elements to be nominate to the Convention’s Lists; strengthen the capacity in inventory; establish a


Safeguarding cultural heritage aspects of Njelele

    • ٢٠/٠٤/٢٠١١ - ٢١/٠٧/٢٠١١
  • الوثائق

Zimbabwe

ملخص

Implemented by the National Archives of Zimbabwe (NAZ) in partnership with the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NNMZ) and Lupane State University (LSU), the project led to the development of an intangible cultural heritage documentation facility at NAZ and collection of data and documentation on Njelele and its related intangible cultural heritage aspects. In the initial stage of the


Implementation of proposed safeguarding measures for the Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the Sanké

    • ٠٨/٠٢/٢٠١٠ - ٣٠/٠٦/٢٠١١
  • الوثائق

Mali

ملخص

This project aims to contribute to the safeguarding of Sanké mon: collective fishing rite of the Sanké, inscribed in 2009 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The Sanké mon is a ritual and festive event held each year at the pond of Sanké in the city of San, located 490 km north of Bamako. The objectives of


Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage: developing nominations for the Urgent Safeguarding List in Southern Africa

    • US$ 65,000
    • Cyprus Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠١٠ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠١١

Lesotho, Namibia

ملخص

The project aim was to organize a five-day pilot training workshop, providing practical and technical skills in preparation of nomination files. The workshop targeted five participants from each of the two main beneficiary countries (Namibia and Lesotho) and one from each of the additional countries: Swaziland, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe with the training course materials were developed by the


Sub-regional capacity-building workshops in Central America and South America on safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

    • US$ 200,000
    • Italy Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٩/٢٠٠٨ - ٠١/٠٥/٢٠١١

El Salvador, Panama, Peru

ملخص

This project aimed at strengthening capacity-building for the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, raising awareness with regard to the use of mappings and increasing knowledge on the revitalization of intangible cultural heritage. The projects included the organization of a series of sub-regional workshops, one in South America (Peru) and three in Central America


An inventory of elements of intangible heritage pertaining to the indenture experience in the Republic of Mauritius

    • ٣١/٠١/٢٠١٠ - ٣١/٠٣/٢٠١١

Mauritius

ملخص

Through this project, the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund (AGTF) aimed at setting up an inventory of elements of intangible heritage related to the history of indentureship in line with its mission and objectives contained in the Management Plan of the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property. Over 60 elements of intangible cultural heritage were identified under four main themes relating to the


Documentation and inventory of intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of Mauritius

    • ٣١/٠١/٢٠١٠ - ٢٨/٠٢/٢٠١١

Mauritius

ملخص

Implemented by the National Heritage Fund, the main achievement of the project was the elaboration of an ‘Inventory and Documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Mauritius (A First List).’ The project benefited from extensive support of institutions, groups and individuals in the Republic of Mauritius; primary and secondary approaches to data collection and analysis were used in the


The elaboration of the "Inventories of the Representative list and list in need of urgent safeguarding of Intagible Heritage in Mongolia"

    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٩ - ٢٨/٠٢/٢٠١١
  • الوثائق

Mongolia

ملخص

This project resulted in the drawing up of two inventories of intangible cultural heritage present in the territory of Mongolia. The project was conducted at the national level covering 85% of the country including 283 districts of 21 provinces and all 9 districts of Ulaanbaatar. With the purpose of evaluating and analyzing the status of the current safeguarding system and to identify ICH elements


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of Baul Songs

    • US$ 67,800
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٨ - ٠١/١٠/٢٠١٠

Bangladesh

ملخص

The Bauls are minstrels who travel from village to village, earning their living by singing. Their music, poetry and way of life have profoundly influenced Bengali culture. Bauls do not identify themselves with any organized religion nor with the caste system. They emphasize the importance of the human body as the place where God resides. While Bauls are scattered all


Safeguarding of the Ifa Divination system

    • US$ 86,592
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٤/٢٠١٠

Nigeria

ملخص

Practiced among the Yoruba, Ifa divination relies on a complex system of signs, compiled in a literary corpus, that are interpreted by a diviner to guide important personal or collective decisions. The literary corpus is a treasury of knowledge concerning Yoruba history, philosophy, medicine and mythology. This project aims at ensuring the intergenerational and peer transmission of Ifa through formalizing


Safeguarding Albanian Folk-Iso-polyphony

    • US$ 91,033
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠١٠

Albania

ملخص

Derived from Byzantine church music, Albanian Iso-polyphony is a sophisticated form of group singing, performed mostly by men. The rise of cultural tourism and the growing interest of researchers are contributing to the revival of this unique folk tradition. This project contributes to the safeguarding of Albanian iso-polyphony, focusing especially on its transmission of to the younger generation. The project’s


Action Plan for the Safeguarding and Revitalization of the Cultural Space of the Holy Spirit Brotherhood of the Villa Mella’s Congos

    • US$ 171,308
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٩

Dominican Republic

ملخص

The Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella is distinguished in the fields of music, dance and popular festivities. The musicians play hand-drums called congos, which origin is attributed to the Holy Spirit. The Festival of the Holy Spirit, celebrated at Pentecost, features prayers, dances and singing, accompanied by the music of the congos and a


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Makishi Masquerade in Zambia

    • US$ 90,592
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٩

Zambia

ملخص

As part of initiation, boys leave their communities to live in a bush camp where they are taught practical skills as well as knowledge about nature, religion and social values. For their reintegration into the community, they perform the Makishi masquerade involving beautifully painted masks that represent different spiritual characters. The safeguarding project seeks to: * support the process of intergenerational


Safeguarding of the Gulu Wamkulu, the Great Dance of the Chewa People

    • US$ 129,374
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٩

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia

ملخص

Performed by the Chewa people of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, the Gule Wamkulu is a dance that accompanies initiation ceremonies, weddings, funerals and the installation of chiefs. Male dancers wear full costumes and masks made of wood and straw, expressing a great variety of spiritual and secular characters. This multinational project, coordinated by the Malawian National Commission for UNESCO, includes


Safeguarding the Chopi Timbila tradition in Mozambique

    • US$ 56,500
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٩

Mozambique

ملخص

The Chopi people of southern Mozambique are famous for their orchestras of up to thirty wooden xylophones of varying sizes and ranges of pitch. Each year, several new pieces are composed and performed at social festivities and other community events in combination with the energetic Timbila dance. The objectives of the safeguarding project are to: * enhance the quality and authenticity


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Vimbuza Healing Dance

    • US$ 90,834
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٩

Malawi

ملخص

Popular among the Tumbuka people, the Vimbuza is practised by renowned traditional healers in a special ritual. Patients slowly enter trance, while the audience performs songs to call helping spirits. Vimbuza is a useful complement to other forms of medical treatment. The safeguarding project seeks to: * encourage the transmission of skills and knowledge to younger generations, and * raise awareness about


National Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Mugam of Azerbaijan

    • US$ 123,283
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٩

Azerbaijan

ملخص

Like the Mugham sung elsewhere in the region, the Azerbaijani Mugham is characterized by a high degree of improvisation in singing and playing. Today, master practitioners train students in the fine art of interpretation to ensure the variety of this artistic expression. The project seeks to give an incentive to the transmission of skills and knowledge to the younger generations


Safeguarding of the Sacred Songs of the Voodoo Cult of the lakou Dereal of the Community of Bizoton

    • US$ 40,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٨ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٩

Haiti

ملخص

The Bizoton community is situated in the the Dereal lakou in Western Haïti. Every song and dance in the vodou cult can be associated with a prayer and every gesture that goes with it is codified in function of a specific divinity. !Objectives: *Identification and documentation of the sacred songs of the vodou cult of the Dereal lakou *Raise awareness


Safeguarding of the Art of the Akyns, Kyrgyz Epic Tellers

    • US$ 148,493
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٢/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٩

Kyrgyzstan

ملخص

The pre-eminent Kyrgyz epic, the Manas trilogy, is an oral encyclopaedia of Kyrgyz social values and history. Performed at seasonal ceremonies, national holidays and other social gatherings, the Manas epic continues to inspire contemporary Kyrgyz writers and composers. Studios for young Akyns in various regions of Kyrgyzstan will be opened, and contests among those attending the studios will be organized


Action plan for the Safeguarding of the Ahellil of Gourara

    • US$ 90,400
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٩/٢٠٠٩

Algeria

ملخص

The Ahellil is a series of collective chants performed at social gatherings and celebrations of the Berber-speaking population of the Gouara region. Starting with short well-known songs performed by the whole group, the performances build to a conclusion featuring the most accomplished singers. The safeguarding action plan aims at/ * ensuring the viability of the Ahellil of Gourara through activities including


Action Plan for the Safeguarding and promotion of the Drametse Ngacham

    • US$ 56,963
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٨/٢٠٠٩

Bhutan

ملخص

The Drametse festival, held in honour of a Buddhist guru, is attended by people from Drametse as well as neighbouring villages. The highlight of this festival is the Drametse gacham, a sacred mask dance, introduced in the sixteenth century and performed ever since. The safeguarding project primarily seeks to create sustainable foundations for the transmission of skills and expertise related


Revitalization of bark cloth making in Uganda

    • US$ 91,485
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٨/٢٠٠٩

Uganda

ملخص

The Mutaba tree provides the raw material for the delicate manufacture of bark-cloth. Produced for the royal family and other Buganda community members and highly recognized as a marker of cultural traditions, this precious cloth is worn at coronations and healing ceremonies, funerals and social gatherings. The objectives of the safeguarding project are to: * train craftspersons, especially young artisans, in


Safeguarding the Space of Gong Culture in Dak Nong Province

    • US$ 91,869
    • Norway Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٧ - ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٩

Viet Nam

ملخص

Throughout the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, Gong ensembles are part of various ceremonies and closely linked to the communities’ daily life and the cycle of the seasons. The instruments, measuring 25 to 80 centimetres, are played by men as well as women. The main goal of this project is to safeguard the space of gong culture in one province of the C


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Oruro Carnival

    • US$ 150,855
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٩

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

ملخص

The main event of the Oruro Carnival is a procession of thousands of dancers and musicians. The sumptuous costumes, beautifully painted masks, folk dances and songs bear witness to the influence of indigenous and Spanish cultures. The project aimed at increasing the viability of the Carnival through the reinforcement of existing transmission mechanisms, the introduction of new ones and raising


Strengthening the Transmission of the Traditional Textile Knowledge of Taquile

    • US$ 79,439
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٩

Peru

ملخص

The island of Taquile in Titicaca lake is known for its weaving tradition preserving elements from pre-Hispanic Andean cultures. Weaving is done on fixed and pedal looms to produce characteristic garments. Taquile weaving uses new, contemporary symbols and images while retaining traditional styles and techniques. The safeguarding action plan aims at preserving and enhancing the transmission of Taquile textile arts


Safeguarding of the ICH of the Batammariba of Koutammarkou

    • US$ 153,726
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٧ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٩

Togo

ملخص

Koutammarkou, a [site in the North-East of Togo inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004|http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1140], shelters the Batammariba (“those who work the earth”) whose houses with turrets made of earth, the takyientas (“those who guard”), have become the symbol of Togo. This project aims at ensuring the safeguarding of the rich intangible cultural heritage of the


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Garifuna Language, Music and Dance

    • US$ 226,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٩

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

ملخص

The Garifuna communities, spread over Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, have kept alive their common language, oral traditions, music and dances. Although still practiced on various occasions, these are changing considerably as the Garifuna language is less often spoken. The safeguarding project focuses mainly in the preservation of the Garifuna language through language revitalization, lexical expansion programs and the promotion


Preparation of the implementation of the 2003 Convention

    • US$ 261,177
    • Norway Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٩

ملخص

The project, implemented by the Section of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, is composed of the following two activities: *__Acitity 1__ supported the participation of experts from developing countries in meetings on the implementation of the Convention. *__Activity 2__ supports the publication and translation of Manuals on the implementation of the 2003 Convention.


Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage and its bearers in Burundi

    • US$ 49,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٨ - ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٩

Burundi

ملخص

The preparation of the inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of Burundi is enshrined in the framework of the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) adopted in 2003 by the UNESCO Member States. This inventory is intended to identify oral traditions and expressions, poetry, performing arts (such as agasimbo, ingoma, intore, etc.), social practices


Armenian Duduk Music

    • US$ 91,383
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٩

Armenia

ملخص

An Armenian oboe, the Duduk accompanies popular songs and dances and is played at social events such as weddings, anniversaries and funerals. The Armenian Duduk is distinctive in construction and performance technique and characterized by a warm and soft timbre. The project aims to safeguard traditional duduk music in the difficult modern social, cultural and political context in Armenia. The


Safeguarding action plan of Yaaral and Degal

    • US$ 74,470
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٩

Mali

ملخص

Organized by the Peul community, the Yaaral and Degal festivals mark the twice-yearly crossing of the Niger river by herds of cattle. This seasonal migration gives rise to widely appreciated and varied celebrations and expressions, such as competitions for the most beautifully decorated herd, recitations of pastoral poems and songs. This safeguarding project aims at enhancing knowledge and understanding concerning


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Kankurang, Manding Initiatory Rite

    • US$ 146,962
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٩

Gambia, Senegal

ملخص

The Kankurang is a protective spirit, embodied by a masked and costumed man, at the centre of a ritual system comprising songs, traditions and initiatory rites for young boys. The ritual ensures the transmission and teaching of complex know-how and practices underpinning Manding cultural identity. This safeguarding project is designed to protect the natural environment in which the Kankurang ritual


Safeguarding of Nha nhac, Vietnamese Court Music

    • US$ 154,900
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٩

Viet Nam

ملخص

An essential part of royal ceremonies, court music was a means of communicating with and paying tribute to the gods and kings as well as transmitting knowledge about nature and the universe. This musical tradition has been kept alive by the few surviving former court musicians. The project includes documentation as well as a systematic inventory of all practitioners of


Action Plan for the Safeguarding, Promotion and Development of the Cultural Space of the Bedu in the regions of Petra and Wadi Rum

    • US$ 0
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٩

Jordan

ملخص

The Bedu have preserved wide-ranging knowledge and skills related to the area around Petra and Wadi Rum, including traditional medicine, camel husbandry, tent-making craftsmanship, tracking and climbing as well as rituals of coffee-making and oral traditions reflecting their mythology. The principal goal of the project is to safeguard the main features of the lifestyle and oral expressions of the Bedu


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of El Güegüense

    • US$ 109,384
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٧ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٩

Nicaragua

ملخص

Popular throughout Nicaragua, the El Güegüense is a satirical street drama accompanied by music and dance, developed in the eighteenth century. The beautifully costumed and masked protagonist, El Güegüe, cleverly uses verbal artistry in Spanish, Basque and Nahuatl, an Amerindian language, to demonstrate subservience to the colonial authorities while ridiculing them. The safeguarding action plan intends to strengthen the conservation of


Safeguarding traditional games of the Afar and the Somali people in the Horn of Africa

    • US$ 53,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٩

Djibouti

ملخص

Traditional board games have long been an important pastime among the nomadic societies of the Horn of Africa. Practice and transmission of these games is now at risk, though, as a result of urbanization and the effects of globalization. This safeguarding project aims at revitalizing the transmission of the knowledge and skills related to traditional board and ball games in


Safeguarding the Mbende Jerusarema Dance

    • US$ 67,003
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٩

Zimbabwe

ملخص

A popular dance style practised by the Zezuru Shona people living in eastern Zimbabwe, the Mbende Jerusarema is characterized by acrobatic and sensual movements by women and men, driven by a polyrhythmic drummer accompanied by men playing woodblock clappers and by women handclapping, yodelling and blowing whistles. The safeguarding project aims at strengthening the transmission process by, * organizing workshops for


Safeguarding the Songs of the Moon, traditional Swahili music from Tanzania (Unguja and Pemba) and the Comoros

    • US$ 51,488
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٨ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٩

Comoros, United Republic of Tanzania

ملخص

Taarab music is a traditional form of Swahili cultural expression. Popularly known as Swahili wedding music, taarab musicians and music are an essential part of various multi-day festivities in Zanzibar. Complementary to the activities implemented by UNESCO Dar es Salaam in 2005-2007 in the village of Mahonda and Pemba island– rural areas of the islands of Zanzibar, the project aims at f


Safeguarding traditional Somali performing arts

    • US$ 40,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٨ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٩

Kenya, Somalia

ملخص

Before the civil war Somalia enjoyed a vibrant cultural life, in which traditional performing arts played a major role. Aware of the role that cultural practices may play in fostering social cohesion and in reconciliation processes in future post-conflict Somalia, the project aims to * identify traditional performing arts practices of Somali people with a view to safeguarding this heritage, * highlight


Action plan for the safeguarding of the Song of Saana

    • US$ 96,513
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٩

Yemen

ملخص

The Song of Sana’a is a group of songs accompanied by the fine sound of the Yemeni lute and a lightly struck copper tray. The poetic repertory, written in both Yemeni dialects and classical Arabic, abounds in wordplay and is renowned for its emotional content. The project was designed to: * promote knowledge about the Song of Sana’a; * raise awareness about its


Safeguarding of traditional music in Ethiopia

    • US$ 343,886
    • Norway Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٩

Ethiopia

ملخص

The project is composed of the following four activities. *__ Identification, Documentation and Inventory making__ - An important goal of this project is to collect through fieldwork, and to document traditional music and dance expressions in different parts of Ethiopia. *__ Archiving__ - the recordings collected in the field and the documentation that goes with them will need to be archived to make them


Preservation, Revitalization and Promotion of Jemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakech

    • US$ 152,898
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٤ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٨

Morocco

ملخص

Dating back to the fourteenth century, the triangular Jemaa el-Fna Square has become the symbol of Marrakech, protected as part of Morocco’s artistic heritage since 1922. It features a unique concentration of traditions, such as storytelling, healing and various forms of entertainment as well as commercial activities. The project consists of pedagogical workshops, which have been organized in several schools around M


Safeguarding of Lakalaka, Sung Speeches with Choreographed Movements

    • US$ 120,338
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٨

Tonga

ملخص

A blend of dances, recitations, songs and music, the Lakalaka involves up to several hundred people aligned in rows dancing in rapid and energetic movements. Practised by communities throughout the islands, it features themes related to Tongan history, legends, values and social structures. The objectives of the safeguarding project are to: *Document and record information and knowledge about Lakalaka and


Action plan for the safeguarding of the Royal Ballet

    • US$ 80,829
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٨

Cambodia

ملخص

-PHOTO:00433-MED-R- Graceful hand gestures, elaborate choreography and stunning costumes distinguish the Khmer classical dance. This project has been designed to ensure the safeguarding of the Khmer Royal Ballet and to support the preservation and promotion of this cultural expression. The project seeks to provide sustainable foundations for the transmission of skills to the younger generations and to promote awareness


Organization of three sub-regional capacity-building workshops for Africa

    • US$ 269,988
    • Norway Funds-in-Trust
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٧ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٨

ملخص

The project (209 988 USD), co-funded by UNESCO regular programme, aimed at supporting the inscription of African intangible cultural heritage on the lists of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, through organizing the following three Capacity-Building Workshops for African states: **[Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop|?meeting_id=00095|in] on the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible


National consultation workshop

    • US$ 27,489
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٨ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٨

Papua New Guinea


Action Plan for the Safeguarding and Promotion of the Oral Tradition of Gelede

    • US$ 194,925
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٨

Benin, Nigeria, Togo

ملخص

The Gelede ceremony, held in honour of the primordial mother Iyà Nlà, is directed by women, reflecting their important role in Yoruba life. After weeks of preparations, singers and drummers open the night-time ceremony, followed by an orchestra and masked dancers wearing splendid costumes. The project aims at safeguarding the Gelede tradition in communities across Benin, Nigeria and Togo. Following t


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Traditional Knowledge, Oral and Graphic Expressions of the Wajapi in Amapa

    • US$ 99,293
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/١١/٢٠٠٨

Brazil

ملخص

Wajapi communities in northern Amazonia have a long history of producing and using vegetable dyes to adorn their bodies with geometric motifs and symbols. Motifs of the jaguar, anaconda, butterfly and fish animate the worldview and oral traditions of the Wajapi. The safeguarding project aims at supporting the Wajãpi in their efforts to document their skills, experiences and knowledge related


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Carnival of Barranquilla

    • US$ 150,008
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٨

Colombia

ملخص

Masqueraded dancers, actors and musicians delight crowds through performances marked by European, African and indigenous influences. To enhance the transmission of the tradition, the Children’s Carnival was created and has become a vital element of the carnival. !Activities *Field research to create an inventory and database and to select the expressions of the Carnival to be safeguarded *Creation of a c


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of La Tumba Francesa

    • US$ 122,045
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٨/٢٠٠٨

Cuba

ملخص

The dance, song and drumming style known as Tumba Francesa (French Drum) was brought to Cuba by Haitian slaves in the 1790s. It embodies one of the oldest and most tangible links to the Afro-Haitian heritage of Cuba’s Oriente province and developed from an eighteenth- century fusion of music from Dahomey in West Africa and traditional French dances. !Objectives: *Ensure t


Action Plan for the Safeguarding and Revitalization of the Oral Tradition of the Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic

    • US$ 200,348
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٤ - ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٨

Central African Republic, Congo

ملخص

The polyphonic songs of the Aka Pygmies are an integral part of their hunting and life-cycle rituals, a tool of communication and reaffirmation of community values. With socio-economic changes, deforestation and rural exodus, the Aka traditions are inclined to gradually disappear. The project began with field research focused on documentation and anthropological data collection in the Central African Republic and


Safeguarding of Vanuatu Sand Drawings

    • US$ 110,401
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٨

Vanuatu

ملخص

Sand drawing is a multifunctional “writing” produced on the ground, in sand, volcanic ash or clay, using one finger to draw a graceful, often symmetrical composition of geometric patterns. It serves as a means of communication among the members of some 80 ethnolinguistic groups. The objectives of the safeguarding project are to: *Raise awareness about the importance of the sand drawings at


National inventory revival of the traditional ceramics

    • US$ 197,323
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٨

Uzbekistan

ملخص

Uzbek potters used special techniques for producing the famous bluecoloured glaze to decorate vessels and tiles. Many sacred monuments in the city of Samarkand, the ancient centre of this art, memorialize this century-old tradition. The project aimed to revive the technique of producing the traditional plant-based glaze of the region for application in ceramic vessels and architectural restoration, and to


Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Sosso-Bala

    • US$ 122,546
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٢ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٨

Guinea

ملخص

A sacred symbol of freedom and identity of the Manding community, the Sosso-bala is a wooden xylophone or balafon played on occasions such as the Muslim New Year and burials. The master players, holding an important position in Manding society, teach children as young as seven. The project includes the study and documentation of customary methods of conservation and transmission


Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Woodcrafting Knowledge of the Zafimaniry

    • US$ 160,489
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٤ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٨

Madagascar

ملخص

The Zafimaniry community of about 25,000 people practices a unique wood crafting culture. Most wooden surfaces in their villages – from utensils to houses – are delicately crafted, displaying elaborate ornamentation. These motifs carry rich symbolic significance related to Zafimaniry cosmovision and values. The project will help to raise awareness within the Zafimaniry community about the value of their traditions and improve living sta


Action plan for safeguarding the Maroon Heritage of Moore Town

    • US$ 179,960
    • Norway Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٨/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٨

Jamaica

ملخص

The Moore Town Maroons elaborated new collective religious ceremonies that incorporated various spiritual traditions. These expressions and practices, which were then named Kromanti Play, continue to represent the very foundation of Maroon identity. As part of their heritage, the inhabitants of Moore Town also possess a unique system of communally-held “treaty lands”, a local political structure and the use of the


Safeguarding and Transmission of the Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao

    • US$ 155,430
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٨

Philippines

ملخص

Well known for their rice terraces and extensive knowledge of rice cultivation, the Ifugao perform the Hudhud chants during the sowing and harvest seasons and at funeral wakes. The chants are transmitted orally and tell about ancestral heroes, customary law, traditional practices and religious beliefs. The project aims to collect, document and record the Hudhud as well as integrate it


Oxherding and Oxcart Traditions in Costa Rica

    • US$ 80,000
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
    • ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/٠٣/٢٠٠٨

Costa Rica

ملخص

The safeguarding project's objective is to contribute to revitalizing and safeguarding the oxherding and oxcart tradition in Costa Rica through education and awareness-raising activities, empowerment of oxherders' and artisans' organizations and inventory and research activities. A national network for safeguarding and revitalizing the tradition will be established, and training workshops organized on cultural management and resource management for members of


Implementation of the National Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Wayang Puppet Theatre of Indonesia

    • US$ 149,986
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٧

Indonesia

ملخص

To enliven the highly crafted rod puppets, master puppeteers manipulate the swivelling arms and legs by means of sticks, accompanied by a narrator and gamelan orchestra. The plays combine local myths, Indian epics and Persian tales with contemporary issues. While this project encompasses many activities, such as field research, documentation and a publication on the Wayang, its most important component


Transmission of traditional Knowledge in Burundian Refugee Camps of Tanzania in view of a sustainable repatriation

    • US$ 0
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٦ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٧

United Republic of Tanzania

ملخص

The project, elaborated as a result of a fieldwork carried out in 2006 by Dr Fouéré, implemented story-telling sessions as a way to transmit Burundian traditional knowledge to young Burundian refugees settled in refugee camps in Western Tanzania. This one-year activity was aimed to facilitate the sustainable repatriation of refugees to Burundi and their smooth reintegration into their society. A number o


Safeguarding and Transmission of the Kutiyattam Sanskrit Theatre

    • US$ 151,241
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٤ - ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٧

India

ملخص

Kutiyattam is the oldest surviving form of Sanskrit theatre in Kerala, India, which developed a rich symbolic set of facial gestures, masks, and colorful costumes. This project aimed to bring Kutiyattam performers, previously working separately, together in creative exchange and expand the interest in their art. The long-term objectives were to: *Create a network of Kutiyattam institutions and gurukalam (learning


Safeguarding Shashmaqom, the Classical Music of Central Asia

    • US$ 218,455
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/١٠/٢٠٠٧

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

ملخص

Le projet prévoit la production de documents audiovisuels (sous forme numérique) sur le shashmaqom par une équipe de spécialistes, de scientifiques et de musicologues dans les deux pays, la publication d’études scientifiques, l’organisation conjointe par les deux pays de conférences, d’expositions et de festivals et une aide aux facteurs reconnus d’instruments de musique. Des cours publics seront en outre organisés dans les deux


Bi-national Action Plan for the Safeguarding and Revitalization of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of the Zápara Community

    • US$ 203,956
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٩/٢٠٠٧

Ecuador, Peru

ملخص

The Zápara communities in the Amazon have developed a complex oral culture expressed through their myths, rituals, artistic and medical practices. Their traditions are deeply marked by their environment and reflect a profound knowledge of the Amazonian jungle. The project aimed at facilitaing the revival of the Zápara language and to encourage binational encounters in the hope of strengthening the o


Implementation of the National Action Plan for the Safeguarding of Traditional Morin Khuur Music of Mongolia

    • US$ 150,000
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٩/٢٠٠٤ - ٠١/٠٩/٢٠٠٧

Mongolia

ملخص

A prominent musical expression among nomadic Mongolians, the Morin Khuur is an integral part of rituals and everyday activities. Distinct in sound, this two-stringed fiddle is characterized by its long neck bearing a carved horse head, reflecting the all-important cult of the horse among the nomad communities. Intensive field research was undertaken to obtain updated information on diverse forms of


Traditional Money Banks in Vanuatu

    • US$ 159,305
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٤ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٧

Vanuatu

ملخص

-PHOTO:00407-MED-R- This project was designed to establish and promote traditional money banks that would allow people who are involved in the production of various forms of traditional wealth to continue producing such wealth while those who are primarily involved in the cash economy can have access to the traditional valuables needed for ceremonial activities. Through this project, sufficient data


Enhancing Women’s Role as Custodians and Artisans of Egyptian Handicrafts

    • US$ 253,177
    • Italy Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥ - ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٦

Egypt

ملخص

For over centuries, women have used their innovative and artistic talents to create artefacts passing them from mother to daughter. The “Tally” embroidery, famous in Upper Egypt, and the cross-stitches embroidery of both Siwa and Sinai are unique forms of art dating back to the 19th century. This heritage is under threat because of the permeation of advanced and easier tec


Safeguarding and Promotion of Georgian Traditional Polyphony

    • US$ 166,178
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/٠٢/٢٠٠٦

Georgia

ملخص

Polyphonic singing is a popular tradition that used to pervade all areas of everyday life in Georgia, ranging from field work to songs for curing illnesses and Christmas carols. There are three types of polyphony in Georgia, each performed in a different region. The project enabled not only the promotion of research and documentation on traditional polyphony, but also its


Public awareness campaign in Colombia on the importance of safeguarding the intangible heritage (pilot project)

    • US$ 136,860
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٧/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٥

Colombia

ملخص

The Colombian government developed this pilot project within the framework of a promotional campaign titled Colombian Intangible Cultural Heritage: Show Who You Are. Through newspapers, national television stations and radio announcements, the project promotes the concept of intangible heritage, thereby sensitizing the general public as to the value of various types of intangible expressions from the country’s different cultures and r


Establishment of Inventory and Preparation of a Ten-Year Master Plan for Safeguarding the Traditional Culture and Folklore of the Boysun District

    • US$ 148,671
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/٠٦/٢٠٠٥

Uzbekistan

ملخص

Boysun, located in south-eastern Uzbekistan, is known as one of the oldest inhabited areas of Central Asia. Local people gather to practice traditional rites such as the sowing ritual, wedding ceremonies, circumcisions of boys, funeral rites, and shamanistic rituals. The project action plan included training tradition bearers, teachers and students to undertake field research, involving audio-visual documentation, ethnomusicological methodology and


The Safeguarding and Revitalization of Lithuanian Cross Crafting and Its Symbolism: Phase I of the Action Plan

    • US$ 45,834
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٤/٢٠٠٣ - ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٥

Lithuania

ملخص

Cross-crafting in Lithuania includes making crosses and altars and performing the rituals consecrating those crosses. Placed on roadsides at village entrances, near monuments and in cemeteries, and linked to Catholic ceremonies and harvest celebrations, crosses are a symbol of the unity of the community. Under this project, both cross crafting practitioners and data collectors were trained with the help of


Improved Traditional Bead Production and Marketing in West Africa

    • US$ 245,341
    • Italy Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٢/٢٠٠٢ - ٠١/٠١/٢٠٠٥

Ghana, Mali

ملخص

Beads are widely used in West African cultures; major passages of life, for instance, are marked by the wearing of appropriate beads. In addition to their function in social and cultural expressions, the continuation of beads production is important for economic empowerment and sustainable development. With a view to strengthening traditional beads production, the project included a survey on the


Revitalisation of Traditional Masquerade Performing Arts and Costume Making

    • US$ 251,799
    • Italy Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٢ - ٠١/٠٨/٢٠٠٤

Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis

ملخص

Masquerade performing arts and costume-making traditions in the Caribbean derive from traditions of enslaved persons brought to the region during the three hundred year Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. These performing arts, that are rich in symbolism and social values, encompass various significant narrative and creative traditions, and play a vital role in maintaining the cultural identity within a community. However, they


Safeguarding, Revitalization and Promotion of the Kunqu Opera

    • US$ 49,974
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠٠٢ - ٠١/١٢/٢٠٠٢

China

ملخص

Rooted in popular theatre, Kun Qu influenced many other forms of Chinese opera. It is characterized by a dynamic structure, rhythmic patterns, typical melodies and complex choreography combining acrobatics and symbolic gestures. Kun Qu is considered the oldest form of Chinese opera still performed. This project funded the annual National Kunqu Festival in Suzhou, China, where twenty-one prizes were awarded


Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in eight countries in Africa and the Arab Region: assessing needs and developing project proposals

    • US$ 259,419
    • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Funds-in-Trust
    • ٠١/٠٥/٢٠١٤ - ٢٤/٠٩/٢٠١٨

Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Madagascar, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen, South Sudan

ملخص

The aim of this project funded by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA) is to lay a solid foundation to support eight countries in Africa and the Arab region (Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Madagascar, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen) in their efforts to safeguard their living heritage, in accordance with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the


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