Benefitting country(ies): Egypt
This project is the result a of needs assessment in the field of intangible cultural heritage that was made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA).
Funded also by ADTCA, this project intends to support Egypt in its efforts to safeguard its living heritage, in accordance with the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. In partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Egypt, UNESCO will develop and provide policy advisory services and capacity-building programmes based on needs previously identified in consultation with national partners through the sector assessment, conducted in April-August 2015.
UNESCO will provide technical expertise to support the creation of an intangible cultural heritage platform under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture involving different stakeholders (institutions working in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Egypt, including those that are under the responsibility of other ministries, as well as organizations from the civil society involved in this domain and community representatives). UNESCO will furthermore provide advisory services to support this platform in developing a national policy for intangible heritage in the spirit of the 2003 Convention.
News and activities:
- 2019-08-04 – Workshop on developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage
- 2019-03-03 – Workshop on Community based inventorying of the 2003 Convention
- 2018-09-02 – Training of trainers on Community based inventorying in Egypt
- 2018-08-26 – Workshop on developing policies in the field of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding
- 2018-07-05 – Capacity building project for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Egypt begins!
- 2018-06-24 – Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for instructors
- 2018-06-19 – Workshop on implementation of the 2003 Convention for decision makers, members of the consultative platform and high-level officials
- 2017-07-10 – Capacity-building projects in Comoros, Egypt, Palestine and Sudan
17/02/2017 - 17/01/2020 – Safeguarding of Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai community01/11/2017 - 31/12/2019 – Strengthening capacities in the Comoros for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development