Enhancing capacities worldwide for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

The global capacity-building strategy is a comprehensive, long-term engagement with Member States to create institutional and professional environments for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. It addresses the following needs and priorities:

  • Redesign of institutional infrastructures
  • Revision of cultural and other policies and legislation
  • Development of inventory methods
  • Development of effective safeguarding measures
  • Participation in international cooperation mechanisms

UNESCO develops content and training materials and draws upon its dynamic network of trained expert facilitators to deliver capacity-building services in countries around the world.

For more details on the global capacity-building programme, download our informative leaflet: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

Call for expressions of interest: The UNESCO Secretariat of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is looking for a consultant to mainstream gender in training materials on the implementation of the Convention in the context of the Convention’s capacity-building programme. Expressions of interest should reach UNESCO by 15 October 2016.

Financial support welcome

We welcome all financial support to keep the momentum and expand the regional and thematic outreach of the strategy. A word of thanks goes to the different donors who have provided financial contributions, some symbolic, others substantial, to support projects for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. For more information on supporting capacity-building see our donors and partners page.

20 element(s)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans
05/09-12-2016Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Capacity-building workshop on Developing Safeguarding Plans for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nepal
21/25-11-2016Kathmandu (Nepal)

Training of Trainers on Digitizing Mongolian Intangible Cultural Heritage: First Steps towards the Establishment of a National Inventory and Electronic Database of Mongolian Intangible Cultural Heritage
24/27-10-2016Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Supporting policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean
03/07-10-2016Lima (Peru)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans
12/16-09-2016Apia (Samoa)

Workshop on formulating public policy and post-disaster recovery tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
13/16-06-2016Puerto López (Ecuador)

Implementation of the 2003 Convention of Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
29-05-2016/01-06-2016Amman (Jordan)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans
23/27-05-2016Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Joint workshop on the elaboration of safeguarding plans, Dutch Caribbean islands
16/20-05-2016Willemstad (Curaçao)

Workshop on the formulation of public policy tools relevant to safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
16/19-05-2016Riobamba (Ecuador)

Regional final workshop of the capacity building project in Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP)
09/13-05-2016Maputo (Mozambique)

Training of Trainers on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in Viet Nam
09/15-05-2016Hanoi (Viet Nam)

Workshop on documenting and inventorying intangible cultural heritage of the pastoralist Samburu community
13-04-2016/31-05-2016Arapal, Baragoi, Maralal (Kenya)

Inventorying of living heritage in Suriname
11/15-04-2016Paramaribo (Suriname)

Capcity building on the 2003 Convention in Guinea Bissau
04/09-04-2016Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)

Workshop on the formulation of public policy tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
04/07-04-2016Loja (Ecuador)

Workshop on Community-based inventory
09/19-03-2016Luanda (Angola)

Workshop on community-based inventorying in Fiji
03/11-02-2016Suva (Fiji)

Community-based inventorying workshop
24/31-01-2016Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Final workshop Cabo Verde
18/22-01-2016Praia (Cabo Verde)