Supporting local income-generating activities with the Charles Town Maroons of Jamaica

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 5,000
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/06/2021 - 01/12/2021

Benefitting country(ies): Jamaica


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many income-generating activities to a standstill, provoking a sudden ​loss of livelihoods for many bearers and practitioners in Jamaica. This 6-month project takes stock of the intertwined relations between traditional craftsmanship and income generation and is geared towards supporting traditional knowledges and practices of the Maroon communities in Charles Town. Training workshops on wicker and beading and hand-sewn crafts will be delivered by elders from the Windward Maroon community, thereby promoting intergenerational transmission of living heritage. Funds are applied to source equipment and support trainers.

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