Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in eight countries in Africa and the Arab Region: assessing needs and developing project proposals

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 259,419
  • Source:
    • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/05/2014 - 24/10/2017

Benefitting country(ies): Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Madagascar, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen, South Sudan

Overview:

The aim of this project funded by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA) is to lay a solid foundation to support eight countries in Africa and the Arab region (Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Madagascar, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen) in their efforts to safeguard their living heritage, in accordance with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. In collaboration with national counterparts, UNESCO will develop multi-year project proposals that are based on the needs of the beneficiary countries and can be addressed under the framework of UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme for strengthening national safeguarding capacities.

To this end, UNESCO will provide specialized expertise to carry out needs assessments through on-site consultations, as well as to identify the objectives and key activities of the future projects in close collaboration with national institutions responsible for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. The eight proposed projects will be submitted to the donor as they become available during the project period.

News and activities:

01/05/2002 - 01/12/2002 – Safeguarding, Revitalization and Promotion of the Kunqu Opera

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