Strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Eastern Africa

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 59,571
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 04/10/2023 - 04/10/2023

Benefitting country(ies): Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda


This activity aims to strengthen national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Eastern Africa by supporting States Parties with capacity building for carrying-out community based inventories of ICH. It will also aim to secure ratification by Somalia, the last Member State in the region left to ratify the 2003 Convention. For countries developing culture policies, efforts will be made to ›››

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Strengthening capacity in Seychelles for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 90,000 granted in 2016
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 17/02/2017 - 30/10/2018
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Benefitting country(ies): Seychelles


The project was implemented from 2017 to 2018 by the National Heritage Funds, with the objective to strengthen the institutional and human capacities to safeguard the country’s intangible cultural heritage. Through the implemented activities, the project helped reinforce legal frameworks for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, in particular through its inclusion in the National Heritage Bill. It also raised significant awareness a ›››

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