Burkina Faso is launching a national project to inventory and promote its intangible cultural heritage, thanks to financial assistance of US$260,000 from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.
From now until 2015, this major project will enable Burkina Faso to create an inventory ›››
For the first time, Southern African countries are joining hands to create the professional and institutional environment required for the effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in their countries.
Since 2009, the countries have laid the groundwork for this commendable initiative, notably ›››
Following a needs assessment carried out by UNESCO in February that gathered the viewpoints of a wide range of Haitian actors, a reflection is now launched on how to adapt the principles of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible ›››
The implementation of the capacity building strategy for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in Namibia is moving to its second phase. After a series of successful community-based ICH inventorying exercises carried out within the broader framework of the MDGF ›››
UNESCO’s regional capacity-building programme in Central America – benefitting from the generous contribution of Spain to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund and kicked-off some weeks ago in Honduras – now materializes in Guatemala. The programme aims to develop institutional capacities and a national strat ›››
Three years after ratifying the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tajikistan is moving forward to strengthen its safeguarding capacities as a participant in UNESCO’s global capacity-building strategy, introduced in the country in 2012 thanks to the generous support o ›››
Building upon a regional study on the existing legislation in the field of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, a new regional capacity-building programme starts. Throughout 2013, the four countries are going to build the professional and ›››
Representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions, universities and civil society, drawn from a wide range of Dominican stakeholders involved in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, come together in Santo Domingo from 11 to 15 March for an intensive five-day capacity-building workshop on the effective ›››
Great efforts are underway to reorient Cambodia’s methods of inventorying living heritage. Thanks to the global UNESCO Programme to build capacity for the implementation of the Convention, the Government is reinforcing its existing methods to document and inventory intangible cultural heritage.
Nominations for possible inscription in 2014 must be submitted before March 31, 2013. As this date falls on Sunday and April 1 is a public holiday at UNESCO Headquarters, Intangible Cultural Heritage Section will accept the files before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the ›››