Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 247,634
  • Source:
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 21/03/2014 - 31/12/2017
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Eritrea


This project aims at enhancing the national capacity of Eritrea to safeguard their intangible cultural heritage through the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It intends to build a critical level of experience and knowledge, both in government institutions, civil society and in selected communities, so that the country is equipped with an appropriate sustainable framework for safeguarding intangible heritage and implementing the Convention on a long term basis.

In particular, the project will pay due attention to the adequacy of institutional environments, abilities and strategies to set up or revise legislative and policy frameworks and the strengthening of national expertise in the field of culture.

Concrete outputs of the project include revisions of policy or legislative frameworks, a pool of resource persons operational in Eritea to effectively implement the 2003 Convention and an inventory of intangible cultural heritage elaborated with the broad participation of at least one community.

News and activities:

22/09/2016 - 29/09/2017 – Inventorying of proverbs of Lala community of Luano District of Zambia24/05/2016 - 31/12/2017 – Climate change and preservation and valorization of intangible cultural heritage linked to craftsmanship