01/06/2017 - 13/10/2017

In the National Database for Information, Registration and Documentation of Mongolia in overall number are registered 8066 ICH practitioners and 177 ICH elements. The practitioners number in above mentioned database from Eastern Region or namely from Khentii, Dornod and Sukhbaatar provinces are in total 580, which means it covers only 7.2%. Besides, there are very few number of ICH practitioners and ICH elements, which are belongs to certain ethnic groups who are settled in Khentii, Dornod and Sukhbaatar provinces, namely from ethnic groups such as Uzemchin, Barga, Khamnigan, Buriad and Dariganga.
Therefore, with a view to ensuring bottom-up approaches (notably the active participation of practitioner communities) to safeguarding and inventorying ICH we aimed to carry out a pilot inventory in Eastern area of Mongolia. In these are, namely Khentii, Dornod, Sukhbaatar provinces, where the ICH research and inventorying is respectively not so strong and settled by several ethnic groups as a minorities and diverse ICH, such as Khamnigan, Buriad, Bargut (Barga), Uzemchin, Dariganga.
In framework of ICH inventorying was undertaken on following programmes:
A. Organize methodological training for the local officers and practitioners on ICH Safeguarding and Inventorying ICH.
B. Field ICH Elements Inventorying and Documentation of Buriad, Bargut (Barga), Uzemchin, Dariganga and Khamnigan ethnic groups.
C. Promote knowledge and practice of community-based approaches in ICH inventorying.