Benefitting country(ies): Burundi
Entrusted mainly to the General Directorate of Culture and Arts, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research through the Burundi National Commission for UNESCO, this project is aimed at updating the 2009 inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Burundi, with the participation of the communities concerned. Stemming from the expressed wishes of the communities concerned, the update will consist of systematically documenting the different elements of living heritage, establishing their degree of viability, and identifying their holders. The updated inventory will also be enriched with elements not identified previously. To this end, data collection will be preceded by training on the content of the 2003 Convention and on the inventorying methodology. The description of the elements and the layout of the inventory will be improved, and it will be published in both French and Kirundi to make it more accessible, including to its diaspora. It will then be printed and widely distributed to the country’s main libraries, youth centers, reading and cultural centers and on relevant websites. The update will cover the entire country and the resulting inventory is expected to be a comprehensive, practical tool.
News and activities:
- 2020-10-08 – Nearly US$500,000 granted to support safeguarding activities in Antigua and Bermuda, Burundi, Egypt, South Sudan and Uruguay
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