Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 705,581
  • Source:
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund
    • Spain earmarked contribution to the Fund
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/03/2013 - 01/12/2021
  • Documents:
    • Progress report (11-2014): French
    • Progress report, November 2015: French
    • Progress report November 2016: French
    • Progress report 2017: French

Benefitting country(ies): Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia


The aim of this project is to assist three countries in the Maghreb sub-region in the safeguarding of their intangible cultural heritage through the effective implementation of the Convention. It aims to build a critical mass of experience and knowledge, both in government institutions and in civil society, so that the beneficiary countries will be equipped with a suitable framework ›››

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Revitalization of the female chants of Taroudant

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 70,440 granted in 2017
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 15/09/2017 - 13/09/2019
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Morocco


This project aimed to safeguard the female chants of Taroudant in the medina of Taroudant, a city situated in the south-west of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco. Practised by women's music troupes during social events, chants not only enliven gatherings of women but, more broadly, convey values that all communities in the region of the western High Atlas mountains ›››

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