Enhancing capacities worldwide for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage


The global capacity-building strategy is a comprehensive, long-term engagement with Member States to create institutional and professional environments for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. It addresses the following needs and priorities:

  • Redesign of institutional infrastructures
  • Revision of cultural and other policies and legislation
  • Development of inventory methods
  • Development of effective safeguarding measures
  • Participation in international cooperation mechanisms

UNESCO develops content and training materials and draws upon its dynamic network of trained expert facilitators to deliver capacity-building services in countries around the world.

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Financial support welcome

We welcome all financial support to keep the momentum and expand the regional and thematic outreach of the strategy. A word of thanks goes to the different donors who have provided financial contributions, some symbolic, others substantial, to support projects for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. For more information on supporting capacity-building see our donors and partners page.

17 element(s)

Community-based inventorying and preparation of nomination files workshops
06/14-11-2018Victoria (Seychelles)

kick-off meeting ” Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in urban contexts”
22/23-10-2018UNESCO Headquarters (France)

Community-based inventorying workshop in Lamu
08/12-10-2018Lamu (Kenya)

Training Workshop on Community-Based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Elaborating Nomination Files under the Mechanisms of the 2003 UNESCO Convention
26-09-2018/03-10-2018Pyongyang (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage. Training of trainers for the facilitators from Europe.
17/21-09-2018Sofia (Bulgaria)

Training of trainers on Community based inventorying in Egypt
02/06-09-2018Cairo (Egypt)

Training of trainers workshop for facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region
02/06-07-2018Hangzhou (China)

National workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention in the Comoros
25/29-06-2018Moroni, Comoros (Comoros)

National workshop on the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
18/21-06-2018Djibouti (Djibouti)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
28-05-2018/01-06-2018Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention
08/17-05-2018Libreville (Gabon)

Training for Bangladesh on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
06/10-05-2018Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention and community-based inventorying in South Sudan
03/11-05-2018Juba, South Sudan (South Sudan)

Training workshop for surveyors (1972 and 2003 Conventions)
19/20-04-2018Bertoua (Cameroon)

Capacity-building Workshop on Preparing Nomination Files and International Assistance Request
19/28-02-2018Asmara (Eritrea)

Workshop on implementing the Convention at the national level (funded by Sofia category 2 centre)
05/09-02-2018Dnipetrovsk (Ukraine)

Thailand’s efforts in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening local communities’ capacities05-02-2018/30-04-2019, Thailand