Maendeleo Nuru Ali Jumaa Women’s Group from Matondoni in Lamu engaged in the art of weaving – Kushuka shupatu - an aspect of Lamu’s intangible cultural heritage being inventoried as part of a UNESCO project in Kenya.

Community-based inventorying and digital documentation of intangible cultural heritage in the Lamu World Heritage site

9 November 2018 – Kenya,

The UNESCO Office in Nairobi, the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and the National Museum of Kenya organized a community-based inventorying workshop from 8 to 23 October in Lamu, Kenya. The workshop, facilitated by a UNESCO-trained intangible cultural heritage facilitator, strengthened the capacity of twenty-five community members, including elders, leaders, women and youth, on community-based inventorying and digital documentation. The workshop will be followed by three-months of fieldwork for data collection in Lamu. ›››


Thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee: Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius, from 26 November to 1 December 2018


One of the last projects approved

Financial assistance

  • Colombia
  • Financial assistance : $ 99,950 +
  • Implementation dates : 02/10/2018 - 02/10/2018
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ICH inscribed on UNESCO lists

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