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

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.

5 element(s)

Training of Russian speaking trainers for Central Asia
19/23-06-2017Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Workshop on elaborating safeguarding plans, ICH legislation and policies
03/06-05-2017Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Envisioning the future of the global capacity-building programme and its facilitator’s network - Strategy meeting with facilitators
06/09-03-2017Bangkok (Thailand)

The elaboration of Safeguarding plans
06/10-03-2017Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
13/17-02-2017Suva (Fiji)