Laos reflects on the linkages between intangible cultural heritage and development

Laos reflects on the linkages between intangible cultural heritage and development

24 July 2017 – Lao People's Democratic Republic,

Since 2011, Laos has participated in the regional capacity-building programme on intangible cultural heritage (ICH). In 2016, with funding from the Government of Japan and technical assistance from UNESCO, the Department of Heritage, under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, organized a workshop on developing safeguarding plans for ICH as well as a field pilot inventory of six ICH elements in the province of Luang Prabang. To complement these initiatives as well as the previous workshops on the implementation of the Convention, community-based inventorying and the preparation of nomination files, Laos arranged a mission to assess how various policies in the country could impact the safeguarding of ICH. The selected experts, Dr Shubha Chaudhuri from the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (India) and Dr Kriengkrai Watanasawad from Thammasat University (Thailand), visited Vientiane, the capital of the country, from 3 to 9 June… ›››

Project: Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Asia and the Pacific ( 2015 - 2017 ) Contributor:
ICH Fund (Japan)

Objective and impact: interviews

Mr Jorge Francisco Rojas Goldsack
Interviewed in 2012 (4.GA)

Mr Slimane Hachi
Interviewed in 2012 (4.GA)

Ms Dace Melbārde
Interviewed in 2012 (4.GA)

One of the last projects approved

Financial assistance

  • Cambodia
  • Financial assistance : $ 238,970
  • Implementation dates : 28/11/2016 - 02/12/2016
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