Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Seychelles

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 9,863 granted in 2009
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 15/12/2009 - 31/12/2011

Benefitting country(ies): Seychelles


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 heritage to be inventoried, the design of an inventory template form and the establishment in April 2010 of a working committee to serve as an advisory body for the project. The field work, initially planned in four islands (Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette) was finally conducted only in the Island of Mahé. A short period of five days of field work was also carried out in Parslin Island. Foreseen activities including the presentation of the results to local stakeholders and the elaboration a hundred page publication were also reduced. At the end of the project, data collected during the field work had been compiled, while the final document to be published needed to be further completed and validated by the working committee of the project.
The project was implemented according to schedule and closed in May 2012.

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