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.

9 element(s)

Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paraguay
19/20-08-2019Library and Central Archive of the National Congress of Asuncion (Paraguay)

2019 Community Based Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Tongatapu
12/16-08-2019NUKUALOFA (Tonga)

Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Viet Nam
05/09-08-2019Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)

Training of trainers’ workshop on intangible cultural heritage - Strengthening the network of facilitators in Africa
09/13-07-2019Algiers (Algeria)

Capacity-Building Workshop on the ICH Safeguarding Plan for Sustainable Development in the Republic of Korea
01/05-07-2019Jeonju (Republic of Korea)

Safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and community-based inventorying - National training of trainers
24/28-06-2019Tirana (Albania)

Community-Based Inventorying of ICH in Armenia
04/07-06-2019Yerevan (Armenia)

Training Workshop on Participatory Inventory Development with Communities
19/29-03-2019Moroni (Comoros)

Workshop on Community based inventorying of the 2003 Convention
03/12-03-2019Cairo (Egypt)

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