Evaluation Body

Starting with 2015 cycle, and in conformity with paragraph 27 of the Operational Directive, the Committee established a consultative body (the ‘Evaluation Body’) to evaluate the nominations to the Lists, the proposals for the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and International Assistance requests greater than US$100,000. The Evaluation Body makes recommendations to the Committee for its final decision.

The Evaluation Body is composed of twelve members appointed by the Committee: six experts qualified in the various fields of the intangible cultural heritage representatives of States Parties non-Members of the Committee and six accredited non-governmental organizations, taking into consideration equitable geographical representation and various domains of intangible cultural heritage.

The duration of office of a member of the Evaluation Body shall not exceed four years. Every year, the Committee shall renew one quarter of the members of the Evaluation Body (see paragraph 28 of the Operational Directives for more details on the renewal procedure).

2017 Evaluation Body members

Expert representatives of States Parties non-Members of the Committee

Electoral GroupExpertCountryCycles
IMs Amélia Maria de Melo Frazão MoreiraPortugal2015-2018
IIMr Saša SrećkovićSerbia2015-2018
IIIMs Sonia Montecino AguirreChile2017-2020
IVMs Hien Thi NguyenViet Nam2017-2020
V(a)Mr John Moogi OmareKenya2016-2019
V(b)Mr Ahmed SkountiMorocco2015-2017

Accredited non-governmental organizations

Electoral GroupNGOCycles
INorsk Håndverksinstitutt / Norwegian Crafts Institute2016-2019
IICzech Ethnographical Society2016-2019
IIIAssociação dos Amigos da Arte Popular Brasileira – Museu Casa do Pontal / Association of Friends of Brazilian Folk Art – Casa do Pontal Museum2015-2017
IV 中国民俗学会 / China Folklore Society (CFS)2015-2017
V(a)The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)2015-2018
V(b)Egyptian Society for Folk Tradition 2017-2020