Accredited NGOs located in this country

The list of accredited NGOs is presented below, along with corresponding accreditation forms. You can search the list using the criteria provided on the right.

Name, address and sourceActivities related to ICH
Organisatie voor Gemeenschapswerk NAKS
Cultural and Community Organization NAKS [en]
Thomsonstraat 8, Paramaribo
Tel.: +597-499033; +597 8626804; +597 4321296
Next report due 2025
Accredited in 2020 (Request: English) - No. 90444
Decision-making meeting: 8.GA - 2020
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Year of creation: 1947

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- social practices, rituals and festive events
- knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
- traditional craftsmanship

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main countries where active:

Curaçao, Netherlands, Suriname

NAKS has developed and provided a useful tool for inventorying ICH in the field with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education, the National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Regional Office. NAKS network helped to identify Koto experts, the list is gradually expanding and renewed interest for the Koto is growing both in Suriname and the diaspora in the Netherlands. Cooperation has developed between ICH representatives of the Saramaka Tribe (Maroon Community) and NAKS ICH teams. Members of NAKS participate in the #HeritageAlive Journal, as well as in the ICH NGO Forum, including participation in the Research Working Group on Research and the Working Group on a More Balanced Geographical Representation of NGOs accredited to the Convention.