Strengthening capacities for periodic reporting under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 250,000
  • Source:
    • Saudi Arabia Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/07/2023 - 01/07/2024

Benefitting country(ies): Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Africa is the fourth region to be undertaking periodic reporting under the revised regional cycle approved by the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention [Decision 14.COM 8]. The present project aims to strengthen the human and institutional capacities of States Parties in the region, in conducting a thorough review of the state of safeguarding policies, programmes, and initiatives in ›››

Safeguarding and promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage in Central Africa

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 59,571
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2021

Benefitting country(ies): Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon

Inventory and promotion of the intangible cultural heritage of the Pygmy populations of Gabon

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 24,560 granted in 2015
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/09/2015 - 01/12/2017
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Gabon


Having benefited from capacity building activities, Gabon has recognized the need for a safeguarding action towards the intangible cultural heritage of Pygmy populations, for which surveys conducted with these populations highlighted the endangered elements constituent to their identity. The project led to the development of an inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of the Pygmy populations Babongo, Baka and Bakoya ›››

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