Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Guatemala

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 200,000
  • Source:
    • Azerbaijan earmarked contribution to the Fund
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/10/2015 - 01/12/2018
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Guatemala


The project aims, on the one hand, to encourage a better understanding on the part of beneficiary communities of what intangible cultural heritage (ICH) means and strengthen the capacities of these communities to elaborate inventories. On the other hand, it also aims to strengthen the capacities of municipalities that formulate local policies aimed at safeguarding ICH. In order to achieve these aims, a series of actors working in the field of ICH at both national and local levels will benefit from a series of training workshops on the topics of implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, community-based inventorying, including the implementation of a pilot inventory project. The direct beneficiaries will primarily be municipal officials and community representatives, ICH bearers and community leaders who contribute to the development of their respective communities. The project is also expected to help strengthen the capacities of the Technical Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The main beneficiary municipalities will be Quetzaltenango and Chiquimula.

News and activities:

09/12/2015 - 08/12/2018 – Inventory of the intangible cultural heritage present in Côte d'Ivoire in view of its urgent safeguarding17/02/2017 - 30/10/2018 – Strengthening capacity in Seychelles for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development