Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger

African experts advise on effective support to policy development

28 September 2015 – UNESCO is bringing together 24 experts from Africa and UNESCO field offices in Constantine, Algeria, from 28 September to 2 October 2015, to discuss how best support policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage.

Under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, States are encouraged to develop public policy and legislation with the widest possible involvement of communities and civil society… ›››

Kallawaya knowledge and practices

Safeguarding living heritage of Kallawaya communities in Bolivia

21 September 2015 – Following months of consultation and coordination meetings, Kallawaya community members, as well as representatives of the San Pablo Bolivian Catholic University (SECRAD), has assembled in Charazani, La Paz, from the 13 to 18 September 2015 for a transmission workshop aimed at safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Kallawayas… ›››
Myanmar community-based inventory workshop

Myanmar concludes its capacity-building project

14 September 2015 – The town of Taunggyi, Shan State, in Myanmar is hosting this week (from 14 to 18 September 2015) a workshop on how to elaborate nomination files for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. This is the final chapter of the capacity-building project, which has been generously supported by the Royal Norwegian Government through a contribution to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. The two-year national project has been implemented since 2013 with the aim to strengthen skills of human resources in Myanmar for the inventorying and safeguarding of its intangible cultural heritage… ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mr Idriss Moussa Ahmed Director of Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Communication Djibouti

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Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

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Mr Hani Hayajneh Professor at Yarmouk University

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