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.

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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.

43 element(s)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
05/09-12-2016Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Capacity-building Workshop on the Elaboration of Nominations
30-11-2016/02-12-2016Libreville (Gabon)

Learning with intangible cultural heritage in education
29-11-2016Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Workshop on ICH and Sustainable Development in Kazakhstan, Implications for Policy Development and Implementation
21/23-11-2016Astana (Kazakhstan)

Capacity-building workshop on Developing Safeguarding Plans for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nepal
21/25-11-2016Kathmandu (Nepal)

Inventory Workshop: Towards a National Inventory for Tanzania
21-11-2016/02-12-2016Dar es Salaam (United Republic of Tanzania)

Community-based inventorying workshop with the Oyo community
14/18-11-2016Oyo State (Nigeria)

Workshop on elaboration of public policy tools for the ICH safeguarding national plan of Ecuador
09/11-11-2016Quito (Ecuador)

Institutional Capacity-building Workshop for the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
31-10-2016/02-11-2016Ndjamena (Chad)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans for ICH
24/28-10-2016Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Training of Trainers on Digitizing Mongolian Intangible Cultural Heritage: First Steps towards the Establishment of a National Inventory and Electronic Database of Mongolian Intangible Cultural Heritage
24/27-10-2016Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Needs-assessment for strengthening national capacities in implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH in Republic of Moldova
20-10-2016/30-11-2016Republic of Moldova (Republic of Moldova)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans in Fiji
17/21-10-2016Lautoka (Fiji)

Community-based inventorying workshop with the Calabar community
09/14-10-2016Cross River State (Nigeria)

Supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean
03/07-10-2016Lima (Peru)

Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding ICH in Senegal: Needs analysis and development of a project proposal
01-10-2016/13-11-2016Dakar (Senegal)

Training of Trainers on Strengthening National Capacities for Implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
19/23-09-2016Mariental (Namibia)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans in Samoa
12/16-09-2016Apia (Samoa)

Policy development workshop for Southern African countries in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
05/16-09-2016Lusaka (Zambia)

Training Workshop on Community-Based Inventorying of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
28-08-2016/01-09-2016Pyongyang (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Workshop on inventorying, international assistance and nominations in Zambia
25/29-07-2016Kabwe (Zambia)

Workshop on formulating public policy and post-disaster recovery tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
13/16-06-2016Puerto López (Ecuador)

Implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH at the National Level in Romania
13/17-06-2016Bucharest (Romania)

Inventorying Field Exercises for the project ‘Strengthening the capacities of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Suriname to implement the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.’
01-06-2016/31-07-2016Paramaribo (Suriname)

Implementation of the 2003 Convention of Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
29-05-2016/01-06-2016Amman (Jordan)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans in Mongolia
23/27-05-2016Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Joint workshop on the elaboration of safeguarding plans, Dutch Caribbean islands
17/20-05-2016Willemstad (Curaçao)

Workshop on the formulation of public policy tools relevant to safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
16/19-05-2016Riobamba (Ecuador)

Regional final workshop of the capacity building project in Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP)
09/13-05-2016Maputo (Mozambique)

Training of Trainers on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Viet Nam
09/15-05-2016Hanoi (Viet Nam)

Workshop on documenting and inventorying intangible cultural heritage of the pastoralist Samburu community
13-04-2016/31-05-2016Arapal, Baragoi, Maralal (Kenya)

Inventorying of living heritage in Suriname
11/15-04-2016Paramaribo (Suriname)

Implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH at the National Level in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
11/15-04-2016Skopje (North Macedonia)

Capacity building on the 2003 Convention in Guinea Bissau
04/09-04-2016Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)

Workshop on the formulation of public policy tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
04/07-04-2016Loja (Ecuador)

Workshop on Community-based inventory
09/19-03-2016Luanda (Angola)

Inventorying Field Exercises for the project ‘Strengthening the capacities of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Suriname to implement the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.’
01-03-2016/30-04-2016Oranjestad (Aruba)

Workshop on community-based inventorying in Fiji
03/11-02-2016Suva (Fiji)

Community-based inventorying workshop
24/31-01-2016Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Final workshop Cabo Verde
18/23-01-2016Praia (Cabo Verde)

Strengthening the capacities of Bangladesh for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage07-2016/01-2019, Bangladesh

Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in seven Southern African countries for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Part II01-03-2016/31-07-2017, Botswana - Lesotho - Malawi - Namibia - Eswatini - Zambia - Zimbabwe

Needs assessment in Republic of Moldova10-2016/12-2016, Republic of Moldova

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