Revision of the national intangible cultural heritage inventory and capacity-building on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the local communities in five provinces of Kazakhstan

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 99,600 granted in 2024
  • Dates of implementation:
    • Approved in 03/2024 - not yet under implementation
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Kazakhstan


To be implemented by the Kazakhstan Intangible Cultural Heritage National Committee, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Information, this twenty-two-month project aims to build the capacities of local communities and national authorities to safeguard their living heritage. The main focus of the project is to update the existing national intangible cultural heritage inventory of Kazakhstan, which has not been revised since its establishment in 2013. The aim is to revise the information regarding elements included in the current inventory and to identify additional elements of living heritage through community-based inventorying. The activities of the project include training members of the communities to undertake community-based inventorying to identify at least fifty elements of living heritage practiced in five provinces, while raising awareness about intangible cultural heritage in general. The project was designed in collaboration with stakeholders involved in safeguarding living heritage, including government institutions, local communities, research structures and associations. The project will also support the inclusion of living heritage safeguarding in national planning documents and strengthen related legal and institutional frameworks. Furthermore, it will strengthen collaboration between local communities and cultural, educational and research institutions, while laying the foundation for inventorying activities in other provinces.

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