Improving the capacities of intangible cultural heritage related NGOs in Mongolia

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 24,900 granted in 2014
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 17/04/2015 - 31/12/2015
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Mongolia


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 employees lack adequate knowledge of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Operational Directives for its implementation. The proposed project aims at building the capacities of these stakeholders through both the establishment of a national network of concerned non-governmental organizations, bearers, researchers, institutes and general public and the elaboration of a handbook. The latter would address the principles and objectives of the Convention as well as the current situation of intangible cultural heritage in Mongolia with particular emphasis on those practices that may be in need of urgent safeguarding. About sixty representatives of concerned non-governmental organizations and community-based associations would be actively involved in project implementation and will benefit from a national training workshop. The dissemination of the handbook and its use at the local level would also contribute to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage among the public at large.

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