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.

60 element(s)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Timor-Leste
03/06-12-2013Dili (Timor-Leste)

Brunei Darussalam: workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level
25/29-11-2013Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

Inventorying of living heritage on the top of Kazakhstan’s agenda
22/29-11-2013Astana (Kazakhstan)

Indonesia: workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level
11/14-11-2013Jakarta (Indonesia)

pilot activity on community-based inventorying in Belize
01-11-2013/30-04-2014Belize (Belize)

pilot activity on community-based inventorying in Trinidad and Tobago
01-11-2013/31-05-2014Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)

Mauritania: workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level
22/26-10-2013Kaédi (Mauritania)

Samoa: workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
21/26-10-2013Savaii Island (Samoa)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Cambodia
21/25-10-2013Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
14/22-10-2013Santiago del Estero and Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Community-Based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Uzbekistan
08/15-10-2013Fergana (Uzbekistan)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
07/11-10-2013La Havana (Cuba)

Inventorying the living heritage of Belize
01-10-2013Orange Walk (Belize)

Second community-based inventorying (INV)
23/28-09-2013Milne Bay Province (Papua New Guinea)

Global Strategy for Strengthening National Capacities for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: Latin America and the Caribbean Review Meeting
17/19-09-2013Cuzco (Peru)

Safeguarding Nepal’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: workshop on preparing nominations to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List, Kathmandu 16 - 20 September 2013
16/20-09-2013Kathmandu (Nepal)

Training of trainers of community-based inventorying the intangible cultural heritage
16/23-09-2013Porto-Novo (Benin)

Jamaica pushes on with the inventory of its living heritage
04/13-09-2013Kingston (Jamaica)

Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
24/31-08-2013Cholpon-Ata (Kyrgyzstan)

Ratification of the UNESCO Convention 2003, San Salvador, El Salvador
21/23-08-2013San Salvador (El Salvador)

Mozambique: workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
12/21-08-2013Manica (Mozambique)

Mozambique: workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level
05/09-08-2013Maputo (Mozambique)

Field survey and ICH inventorying in pilot communities in Sri Lanka
01-08-2013/31-01-2014Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

Field survey and inventorying of ICH elements in Bhutan
01-08-2013/31-01-2014Wangdi, Bumthang, Samtse, Central Bhutan, Lhuentse (Bhutan)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Central America
29-07-2013/02-08-2013Managua (Nicaragua)

Bangladesh on the right track
16/20-07-2013Dhaka, Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

Inventorying of living heritage in Trinidad and Tobago
22-06-2013/01-07-2013Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)

Training on inventorying intangible cultural heritage in El Salvador with the participation of the community of Conchagua
17/25-06-2013San Salvador (El Salvador)

Lao PDR: workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
11/18-06-2013Thalat (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Practical field survey and inventorying of ICH in pilot communities in Nepal
01-06-2013/31-08-2013Khaopsi, Badikhel, Thokarpa (Nepal)

Kyrgyzstan on its way to prepare nominations to the 2003 Convention
28/31-05-2013Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Intangible Cultural Heritage Community-Based Inventorying Workshop
22/28-05-2013Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Cap Haïtien (Haiti)
13/17-05-2013Cap Haïtien (Haiti)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Les Cayes (Haiti)
06/10-05-2013Les Cayes (Haiti)

Sub-regional worskhop on ICH strategy and capacity building: focus on national training of trainers process
30-04-2013/02-05-2013Harare (Zimbabwe)

Second Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Community-Based Inventorying Workshop in Timor-Leste
16/18-04-2013Suai Loro (Timor-Leste)

Strenghtening national capacities for the implementation of the 2003 Convention
15/17-04-2013Oranjestad (Aruba)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Guatemala
15/17-04-2013Guatemala (Guatemala)

Tajikistan: Implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the International Level
10/13-04-2013Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention in Brunei Darussalam
10-04-2013Brunei Darussalam (Brunei Darussalam)

Namibia: rolling out the capacity building strategy at the national level
08/19-04-2013Waterberg (Namibia)

Bhutan: Workshop on Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage
02/09-04-2013Phuntsholing (Bhutan)

Pilot inventory in the tango community of Buenos Aires
01-04-2013/30-11-2013Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level in Honduras
18/22-03-2013Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

Dominican Republic on the road to the implementation of the 2003 Convention
11/15-03-2013Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

Sri Lanka gets ready for inventorying intangible cultural heritage
10/17-03-2013Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention
07/08-03-2013Asuncion (Paraguay)

Inventorying intangible cultural heritage with community participation in Argentina
04/06-03-2013Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Cuba: communities involved in the inventory of the rural festivities of Red and Blue bands of Majagua
28-02-2013/05-03-2013Majagua, Ciego de Ávila (Cuba)

A step further in the identification of intangible cultural heritage in Argentina
25-02-2013/01-03-2013Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Nomination of the UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the International Level
18/21-02-2013Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Cambodia reorienting its methods of inventorying living heritage
14/21-02-2013Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Samoa is mobilizing different actors for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage
11/15-02-2013Apia (Samoa)

Inventory of the intangible cultural heritage in Nepal
19/28-01-2013Kathmandu (Nepal)

The challenges of capacity building in the Arab world
14/17-01-2013Doha (Qatar)

Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia03-2013/09-2018, Morocco - Mauritania - Tunisia

Safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Niger09-2013/12-2016, Niger

Strengthening the capacities of Myanmar for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage06-2013/05-2015, Myanmar

Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in seven Southern African countries for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage12-2013/03-2015, Botswana - Lesotho - Malawi - Namibia - Eswatini - Zambia - Zimbabwe

Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the Promotion of Cultural Identity and Community Resilience in Timor-Leste05-2013/09-2013, Timor-Leste

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