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

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 25,000 granted in 2012
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/10/2012 - 30/11/2013
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Viet Nam


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 checklists with concrete indicators for users to apply in the design, implementation and evaluation process. Indicators are linked to a national inventory system that is currently being developed.
The project has been implemented by the Vietnam Institute of Culture and Art Studies (VICAS), with the collaboration of the Department of Cultural Heritage (DCH) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Institute of Cultural Studies (ICS) of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.
In August 2013, VICAS requested to extend the twelve-month project two additional months until the end of November 2013 in order to organize the last consultation workshop, to finalize the toolkit text and design, and translate it into English. In the end, 1,000 copies of this toolkit will be distributed and institutionalized for use throughout Viet Nam.

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