Benefitting country(ies): Eswatini
The proposed twelve-month project, to be implemented by the Eswatini National Trust Commission, aims to raise awareness among stakeholders about the importance of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, build capacity among community members to conduct fieldwork, and produce an inventory of intangible cultural heritage elements in the Shiselweni region. Shiselweni, located in the southwest, is the country’s only region that has not established an inventory. Therefore, the project, which was requested by local leaders, seeks to fill in this gap by training fourteen community members and six cultural officers in community-based inventorying. A minimum of thirty elements in the Shiselweni region will be identified and inventoried using recorded interviews and video sessions. The inventory, which will form part of the national inventory, will be published and made available to various stakeholders, including educational institutions.
News and activities:
- 2020-01-19 – Capacity-buliding workshop on community-based inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Nhlangano
05/05/2021 - 15/05/2022 – Developing and testing intangible cultural heritage (ICH) curriculum materials for primary schools teacher training colleges in Zimbabwe01/04/2021 - 31/03/2022 – Living Heritage and The Sustainable Development Goals: Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through formal and non-formal education in the Asia and the Pacific Region and in Africa