Capacity building for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in emergencies in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 500,000
  • Source:
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/04/2022 - 01/04/2025

Benefitting country(ies): Bahamas, Belize, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu


In line with the Operational principles and modalities for safeguarding living heritage (or ICH) in emergencies, the project addresses the severe threats from natural disasters to the transmission and viability of ICH in five Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and the Pacific, notably: Belize, the Bahamas, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. It aims to integrate ICH safeguarding into ›››

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Safeguarding indigenous vernacular architecture and building knowledge in Vanuatu

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 23,908 granted in 2015
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 10/08/2015 - 15/12/2015
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Vanuatu


This project seeks to document the pre- and post- cyclone condition of 6 significant traditional nakamals, the traditional meeting places in Vanuatu. These structures have recently been damaged by Cyclone Pam, a category 5 system that crossed the region on the 13 March 2015. The documentation will include both the tangible and intangible aspects of each nakamal, which will be represented through a written ›››

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