Project

Between the Amazon and the Andes: safeguarding and transmission of the Traditional knowledge and techniques associated with Pasto Varnish mopa-mopa of the Putumayo and Nariño departments of Colombia

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 98,925 granted in 2022
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 03/08/2022 - 30/04/2024
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Benefitting country(ies): Colombia

Overview:

The project seeks to support initiatives led by the practitioners (harvesters, woodworkers, varnishers) to guarantee the future safeguarding of the element. The project will develop four main activities: (a) capacity building training for trainers targeting fifty-five practitioners; (b) a pilot apprenticeship programme in which each practitioner will work alongside an apprentice in a one-to-one learning environment; (c) documentation of the ›››


T-ICH4SD: transmedia intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development in Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 10,000
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/06/2021 - 01/12/2021

Benefitting country(ies): Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Colombia, Ecuador

Overview:

Building on ongoing activities coordinated by the UNESCO Office in Quito, this project provides funds for the creation of an online platform designed to increase the visibility and understanding of living heritage and its relation to the pandemic. The platform will be a space for knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning on the contribution of living heritage to sustainable development, with ›››

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My Heritage, My Region: strategy for capacity-building in social management of the intangible cultural heritage in two departments of the Colombian Orinoco region

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 99,950 granted in 2018
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 25/03/2019 - 08/06/2020
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Colombia

Overview:

The proposed fourteen-month project, was implemented by the Fundación Circulo de Profesionales del Arpa y su Música. The project aimed at building capacities of communities and relevant stakeholders in the management of intangible cultural heritage in the departments of Arauca and Casanare, in the Orinoco region of Colombia. The overall objective was to ensure that the different social and institutional a ›››

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Intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and construction of peace environments in Colombia's post-agreements

Benefitting country(ies): Colombia

Overview:

The project was Implemented by the Fundación Universidad del Norte. This fourteen-month project aimed to utilize intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and reintegration in Colombia’s Guajira Department, Conejo village, home to the Pondores ETCR – a temporary shelter for ex-combatants and their families during their transition to civilian life. The project responded to the third point of the ›››

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Safeguarding of the traditional knowledge for the protection of sacred natural sites in the territory of the Jaguars of Yuruparí, Vaupés Province, Colombia

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 25,000 granted in 2017
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/06/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Colombia

Overview:

The project is aimed at safeguarding the knowledge associated with the stewardship of sacred sites of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí settled in the Pirá Paraná River, in south-eastern Colombia. Inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2011, their traditional knowledge is an organic system that seeks to maintain the balance between humans and nature. A ›››


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