Project

Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in seven Southern African countries for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Phase III)

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 117,467
  • Source:
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/05/2018 - 01/06/2019

Benefitting country(ies): Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Overview:

The project is designed as the third and final stage in the efforts to strengthen sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in Southern African countries in their implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The main objective is to effectively support the continuity of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding processes in the seven countries, notably Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi›››


Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in seven Southern African countries for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Part II

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 250,000
  • Source:
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/03/2016 - 31/07/2017

Benefitting country(ies): Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Overview:

The project aims at reinforcing the sub-regional cooperation platform, which was created to support seven countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) in southern Africa in their efforts to safeguard the living heritage present in their territories. Consolidating the results of previous Flanders funded projects since 2009, this platform will be driven by the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Committees›››

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Strengthening sub-regional cooperation and national capacities in seven Southern African countries for implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 250,000
  • Source:
    • Flanders Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/12/2013 - 01/03/2015

Benefitting country(ies): Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Overview:

The beneficiaries of the project are the national authorities responsible for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and selected communities in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Firstly, the project aims to initiate a sub-regional cooperation platform to support these countries in their efforts to safeguard the living heritage present in their territories. Such objective will be done›››

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Development of an inventory of intangible heritage of Malawi

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 24,947 granted in 2012
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 10/09/2012 - 30/03/2013
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Malawi

Overview:

Eight communities in the Northern Region of Malawi participated in the inventorying of their intangible cultural heritage with a view to safeguarding. After having received training on documentation and inventory making, twelve young members from the Bandya, Lambya, Mambwe, Namwanga, Ndali, Nyakyusa, Nyiha and Sulwa/Chewa communities conducted fieldwork to identify and collect information on 26 living practices and expressions that›››

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