Enhancing capacities worldwide for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

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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.

For more details on the global capacity-building programme, download our informative leaflet: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

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.

11 element(s)

Training of trainers workshop for the European chapter of the global facilitators’ network
18/22-09-2017Sofia (Bulgaria)

Safeguarding Nigeria’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: Workshop on preparation of nomination files to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists
26/30-06-2017Abuja (Nigeria)

Strengthening the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: sub-regional training workshop for facilitators from Central Asia
19/23-06-2017Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Community-based inventorying to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage in western Guatemala
05/09-06-2017Santa Apolonia, Guatemala (Guatemala)

Integrating intangible cultural heritage in education: Intersectoral meeting with Education Institutes and programmes
17/19-05-2017Paris (France)

Developing Safeguarding plans
16/20-04-2017Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Workshop on community-based inventorying in the context of implementing the 2003 Convention in Eritrea
03/18-04-2017Asmara (Eritrea)

Capacity-building workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Guatemala
03/07-04-2017Guatemala (Guatemala)

Envisioning the future of the global capacity-building programme and its facilitators’ network - Strategy meeting with facilitators
06/09-03-2017Bangkok (Thailand)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Fiji
20/24-02-2017Suva (Fiji)

Community-based inventorying workshop with the Bida community
20/24-02-2017Niger State (Nigeria)

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