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:
- 2015-05-04 – Progress in implementing an eight-country capacity-building project in the Arab States and Africa
- 2015-04-16 – Workshop on needs assessment in Djibouti
- 2015-04-03 – ADTCA needs assessment in Sudan
- 2015-03-09 – Planning for national capacity building strategies in eight countries in Africa and the Arab Region: South Sudan needs assessment completed