Learning with intangible cultural heritage for a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 111,000
  • Source:
    • Netherlands earmarked contribution to the Fund
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/02/2021 - 01/06/2022
  • Documents:
    • Progress report earmarked contribution The Netherlands (LAC ICH ED): English

Benefitting country(ies): Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru


Under the overall coordination of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago (OREALC) and funded by the generous support of The Netherlands, this project focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating pilot projects in Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru and Chile to demonstrate how intangible cultural heritage can effectively be integrated in education programs. The implementation process seeks to generate knowledge, methods, and tools to support the transmission of intangible cultural heritage through formal and non-formal education and thereby improve educational quality and relevance. Concretely, this will involve capacity-building workshops in each country to train educators and the development and testing of resource materials. Building on the lessons learned through the pilot projects, the project will aim to develop draft recommendations for the development of national and regional policies, through a meeting involving national counterparts and other relevant stakeholders. These recommendations will be disseminated to governments and other relevant stakeholders.

News and activities:

06/05/2020 - 10/06/2022 – Strengthening the capacity of community museums to promote inscribed intangible cultural heritage elements01/07/2019 - 31/05/2022 – Safeguarding ICH in Malawi through non-formal learning and transmission