• Financial assistance:
    • US$ 90,000 granted in 2016
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 17/02/2017 - 30/10/2018
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Seychelles


The project aims to strengthen the institutional and human capacities in Seychelles to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage present in its territory. In parallel, the project also seeks to reinforce legal frameworks for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, in particular through its inclusion in the National Heritage Bill which is currently being developed under the leadership of the agency responsible for the implementation of the present project, namely the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Through all planned activities, the project intends to raise awareness among policy-makers and communities from Seychelles’ three main islands, Mahe, Pralin and La Digue, on their respective roles in the safeguarding efforts at the national level and on the importance of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development, particularly for adapting to climate change. Planned activities include training on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level, community-based inventorying through participatory video and preparation of nominations to the Convention’s list as well as policy advisory services. Over a period of 14 months, the Department of Culture will work closely with the administrations of the 25 districts of the country to implement activities, with the assistance of national and international experts in the field of cultural heritage.

News and activities:

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