Project

Identification, capacity-building, safeguarding and promotion of traditional dances of Togo as a vector of sustainable cultural development

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 99,876 granted in 2023
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 02/08/2023 - 15/09/2025
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Togo

Overview:

Implemented by CUL.DEV (Culture and Development), an accredited NGO under the Convention, this twenty-five-month project aims to identify, safeguard and promote traditional dances in Togo. The project involves inventorying the dances, including categorizing them and describing the related performance techniques, music, rhythms, contexts, dress and norms, as well as their social, spiritual and secular roles within the communities. The ›››


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

Overview:

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 ›››


Inventory, safeguarding and promoting knowledge of how to manufacture and play Togo’s traditional musical instruments (national phase)

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 99,890 granted in 2018
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 11/03/2019 - 30/06/2022
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Togo

Overview:

Implemented by the National Commission for Cultural Heritage, the project mainly aimed to inventory, safeguard and promote knowledge related to the manufacture and practice of traditional musical instruments in Togo. It built on lessons learned from the first phase of the project, which took place in the Maritime region (south Togo) between January 2016 and February 2017. The last general inventory of ›››

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Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the West African Countries

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 51,114
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/01/2018 - 01/12/2019

Benefitting country(ies): Ghana, Togo

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Inventory, safeguarding and promoting knowledge of how to manufacture and play Togo's traditional musical instruments (Pilot phase in the Maritime region, south Togo)

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 24,950 granted in 2015
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 09/12/2015 - 09/12/2016
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Togo

Overview:

The last general inventory of the intangible cultural heritage, drawn up in 2011 in Togo, revealed some important principles and skills that had not yet been adequately documented; more intensive efforts to introduce and implement safeguarding measures were therefore required. A major gap in the inventory included the skills needed to manufacture and play traditional musical instruments and for their accompanying ›››

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