Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in basic education in Namibia and Zimbabwe

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 355,860
  • Source:
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/06/2022 - 01/06/2024

Benefitting country(ies): Namibia, Zimbabwe


This project will contribute to building coordination mechanisms between the Ministries of Education and Culture in Namibia and Zimbabwe to ensure that a robust methodology for heritage-based education is anchored in national policies and available to enrich teacher training courses and curriculum development for the future. The innovative and transformative methodology of learning with living heritage will be embedded in a whole-school community-based approach and will entail capacity building for teachers and all relevant stakeholders.

This project will be implemented on two levels. At the national level, UNESCO will engage national counterparts to maintain direct contact with the Governments of Namibia and Zimbabwe and their institutions responsible for policy, curriculum division and heritage, as well as facilitate discussions between decision-makers and local actors. At the local level, UNESCO will collaborate with international and local experts, who will provide the required technical expertise in the context of capacity building and training activities and collaborate with international and regional organisations in order to provide needed training to the local stakeholders. Moreover, the project will be included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework as part of the UN Country Team actions.

News and activities:

01/07/2022 - 01/06/2024 – Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and contributing to sustainable development in Kenya04/04/2022 - 30/04/2024 – Community-Based inventory, documenting and safeguarding folklore of the Syunik region of Armenia