Global network of facilitators

The facilitators in UNESCO’s network are experts specialized in the field of intangible cultural heritage around the world. Overall, 43% of the facilitators are from Africa and 40% are women. To find out more about the facilitators and their areas of expertise, please use the search tool on the right.

The facilitators are familiar with the UNESCO tools and training materials, which they adapt to local contexts and use to deliver training and capacity-building services, such as needs assessments, technical assistance and policy advice, at the country level.

Upgrading training capacities of the facilitators is an important aspect of the Convention’s capacity-building programme. Facilitators and culture officers from UNESCO field offices share lessons learnt and recommendations at regular review meetings. Dedicated webpages for sharing news, information and training materials provide additional support.

101 persons match your query.
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Mr ABDILLAHI Mohamed Ismael

Residence: Djibouti
Working language(s):

French, English, Arabic

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Mohamed Ismael Abdillahi is an economist with work experience in the Ministry of Culture and Communications in Djbouti. He has co-ordinated various projects in the areas of culture, environment and the development of ICTs for developing countries.

Work experience in:

Belgium, Djibouti, Senegal

Mr ABDULLAHI Denja

Residence: Nigeria
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

06-2011, Enugu
07-2012, Abuja

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Mr. Denja Abdullahi has taught English and Literature at various levels of education in Nigeria. He has also worked as a journalist and editorial consultant in several media. He is a writer, poet, playwright and theatre director and Vice President, Association of Nigerian Authors.He now works as a deputy director, performing arts at the National Council for Arts and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria.

Mr ADANDE Codjovi Etienne (Joseph)

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Joseph Etienne Codjovi Adande is a professor specializing in the fields of art history and archeology, he also contributed to the development of several projects on the history of arts in Africa.

Work experience in:

Benin

Ms ADEGBIDI Victoire

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Ms ADRA Najwa

Residence: -
Working language(s):

English, Arabic

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Najwa Adra is an anthropologist with over 20 years experience in documenting intangible heritage as well as participatory ethnographic methods, including monitoring and evaluation. She has utilized intangible heritage to improve the sustainability of development projects. In 2000 she piloted the highly successful Literacy through Poetry/Heritage project in Yemen.

Work experience in:

Qatar, United States of America, Yemen

Ms AGBAKA Bandine

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Ms AGUEH Thérèse Marie

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Ms AIKAWA-FAURE Noriko

Residence: Japan
Working language(s):

French, English

Facilitator for:

05-2012, Port Moresby
05-2012, Ulaanbaatar
10-2012, Ulaanbaatar
02-2012, Apia
05-2013, Ulaanbaatar
10-2014, Nyaung Shwe
10-2015, Ulaanbaatar
11-2015, Apia
05-2016, Ulaanbaatar

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Noriko Aikawa is currently a visiting professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo (culture and development, managing cultural diversity). She developed the Intangible Cultural Heritage Programme at UNESCO and followed the drafting and adoption process of the Intangible Heritage Convention as Chief and Director. After retirement, she worked as an Advisor to Culture in UNESCO and a Professor at KUIS University (cultural studies), Japan.

Work experience in:

Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Samoa, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam

Mr AKSUNGUR Umut

Residence: Turkey
Working language(s):

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr Umut Askungur is currently working for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey as an intangible cultural heritage specialist. He is a Commissioner for the inventory of the Marmara Region. He was a member of the Subsidiary Body on the examination of nominations to the Representative List in 2009 and 2010.

Ms AMBOUROUE AVARO Anne

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Mr ANAMI Silverse

Residence: Kenya
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

06-2011, Enugu

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Mr. Silverse Lisamula Anami is an ethnomusicologist widely experienced in community activities. He has served as an Educator, Head of Performing Arts and Director of Culture in Kenya. He participated in the negotiation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention and contributes to its implementation as an examiner, facilitator, practitioner and Committee member.

Work experience in:

Kenya

Ms ANDRIANOPOULOU Panayiota

Residence: -
Working language(s):

French, English, Greek

Facilitator for:

09-2012, Sofia

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Ethnologist and archaeologist, Ms Panayiota Andrianopoulou has worked since 2006 in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, notably on awareness raising around intangible cultural heritage issues. Her field work focuses on social practices, traditional music and everyday life within various communities in contemporary Greece. She has represented Greece since 2007 in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Work experience in:

Greece

Ms ANGOUE Claudine-Augée

Residence: Gabon
Working language(s):

French

Facilitator for:

09-2011, Libreville
10-2011, Bamako
06-2012, Lambarene, Koula-Moutou, Mouila and Oyem
05-2013, Les Cayes
05-2013, Cap Haïtien
09-2013, Porto-Novo
11-2014, Niamey

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Ms Claudine-Augée Angoué is an anthropologist, professor at the Department of Sociology at the University Omar-Bongo of Gabon. From 2004 to 2007, she was a technical advisor to the Ministry of Culture and Arts and popular education and participated as a Gabonese representative in sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Work experience in:

France, Gabon

Mr AYOUB Abderrahman

Residence: Tunisia
Working language(s):

French, English, Arabic

Facilitator for:

09-2012, Cairo

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Abderrahman Ayoub is a researcher, member of the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia (INP), Assistant Director for intangible cultural heritage till 2012. He holds a PhD. in Linguistics and has been conducting research for many years on oral literature, ethnography and arts in Tunisia, and some countries of Maghreb and the Arab world. He is the author of many publications, especially on the Arab epic, the Banâ Hilâl feat, traditional games in Tunisia (he founded the thesaurus of heritage games) and intangible cultural heritage. He is author of the Guide for managers of Human Living Treasures (published by UNESCO Rabat Office, ISESCO and the IMRS, 2006-7) and the Guide of intangible cultural heritage (ISESCO, 2010-2011 s.p.). In 2009 he moderates training workshops in Sharja (United Arab Emirates) and Amman (Jordan) on the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Work experience in:

Egypt, France, Gabon, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America

Ms BAK Sang Mee

Residence: Republic of Korea
Working language(s):

English, Korean

Facilitator for:

01-2015, Shenzhen
09-2015, Suva
02-2016, Suva
10-2016, Suva

Currently a Member of Cultural Heritage Committee (World Heritage/Intangible Cultural Heritage) of the Republic of Korea, Dr Bak obtained PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Harvard University. She is also a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

Work experience in:

Republic of Korea

Mr BALDE Ismaïlou

Residence: -
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Mr BEDON SAMANIEGO Fabian

Residence: Ecuador
Working language(s):

English, Spanish

Facilitator for:

10-2011, Quito
05-2012, Quito
06-2012, Quito
07-2012, Quito
10-2012, La Paz
10-2012, Bogota
10-2012, La Paz
10-2013, La Havana
06-2015, Portoviejo
08-2015, Riobamba
09-2015, Loja
09-2015, Charazani
10-2015, Curva
04-2016, Loja
05-2016, Riobamba
06-2016, Puerto López

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Mr Fabian Bedon, a sociologist, is currently the Coordinator for Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Region No. 4 of Ecuador, Manabi province, Santo Domingo and the Galapagos within the National Institute of Cultural Heritage (2009-Present). He is also a Professor of Humanities at the University of San Gregorio Portoviejo and a former fellow of the World Heritage Sub Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of Spain.

Work experience in:

Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain

Mr BELLIL Rachid

Residence: Algeria
Working language(s):

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Work experience in:

Algeria, United Arab Emirates

Mr BINAM BIKOI Charles

Residence: Cameroon
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Charles Binam Bikoi is an Executive Secretary of the Regional Centre for Research and Documentation on Oral Traditions & Development of African Languages​​, Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences Associate in several African and European universities and an expert on African Union matters cultural. He has contributed and participated in several meetings organized by UNESCO Culture or in connection with UNESCO in Africa and Europe.

Work experience in:

Cameroon, Gabon

Ms BLAKE Janet

Residence: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Working language(s):

French, English, Persian

Facilitator for:

01-2015, Shenzhen

Work experience in:

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Ms BORTOLOTTO Chiara

Residence: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Working language(s):

French, English, Italian

Facilitator for:

10-2011, Cetinje
06-2015, Valposchiavo (Switzerland), Tirano (Italy)
10-2015, Monaco

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Ms Chiara Bortolotto, an anthropologist, is currently a researcher at the Free University of Brussels. Her research focuses on the implementation of the Intangible Heritage Convention at the national and local levels (inventories and safeguarding programmes). Over the past five years, she worked on inventorying projects of intangible cultural heritage in France and Italy.

Work experience in:

Belgium, France, Italy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr BOUNDY Demba

Residence: Mali
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Demba Boundy contributed to the success of various projects in Africa. He was a consultant for the African Platform for Adult Education. He worked in coordination with the Danish Film Institute on the restoration of the national archives and provided interpretation services.
As Vice President of the Organizing Committee, he organized the annual festival in Niger which gathered more than 20,000 participants from 17 different countries.

Work experience in:

Mali

Mr BROWN David

Residence: -
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

09-2014, Phillipsburg
02-2015, Willemstad
07-2015, Paramaribo
05-2016, Willemstad
04-2016, Paramaribo

Mr David Brown, Senior Research Fellow at the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, is a Historian that has over 20 years experience in conducting community based documentation and inventorying of intangible cultural heritage. He was part of the Jamaican national committee that prepared the nomination file which in 2003 resulted in the UNESCO declaration of the Musical Heritage of the Moore Town Maroons of Jamaica as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Work experience in:

Antigua and Barbuda, Curaçao, Jamaica, Sint Maarten, Suriname

Ms CALVO PÉREZ Marina

Residence: -
Working language(s):

Marina Calvo Pérez worked for seven years in North Africa as a Project Officer for the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and as an anthropologist in the National Anthropology Museum in Spain, before joining the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section in October 2011, where she now serves as an Associate Expert in the Programme and Evaluation Unit.

Ms CERIBAŠIĆ Naila

Residence: Croatia
Working language(s):

Work experience in:

Croatia

Ms CHATELARD Géraldine

Residence: Jordan
Working language(s):

French, English, Arabic

Facilitator for:

05-2014, Kuwait

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Géraldine Chatelard is a historian and anthropologist of the contemporary Middle East, and an associate researcher at the French Institute for the Near East. She specialises in rural development, particularly among former nomadic communities, and the relations between local knowledge and environmental protection. She also has a long experience in sustainable management of natural and cultural – both tangible and intangible – heritage for tourism. She has worked with several international and national organisations, including UNESCO Iraq Office where she was Culture Programme Specialist from 2011 to 2014. She was actively involved in the MEDLIHER project which aimed to promote the implementation of the Intangible Heritage Convention in the Mediterranean region, and in the Euromed Heritage project.

Work experience in:

Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic

Ms CHAUDHURI Shubha

Residence: India
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

05-2012, Paro
06-2012, Vientiane
01-2014, Vientiane
03-2014, Paro

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Ms Shuba Chaudhuri has been working in the areas of audio visual archiving and ethnomusicology for over two decades. Her fieldwork has been in Western Rajasthan and Goa in India. She has presented papers and attended workshops and seminars on intangible cultural heritage, as well as issues related to intellectual property rights in this area.

Work experience in:

India

Mr CHIFUNYISE Stephen

Residence: Zimbabwe
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

04-2012, Gaborone
03-2012, Harare
03-2012, Lilongwe
03-2012, Lusaka
06-2012, Harare
04-2013, Waterberg
03-2014, Harare

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Mr Stephen Chifunyise is a former Permanent Secretary for Education, Sport and Culture in Zimbabwe and former member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. He is currently chairing the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee and the Culture Committee of the National Commission for UNESCO. He has facilitated community- based inventorying processes in various Southern African countries. He also works as an arts educator, a playwright and an independent consultant.

Work experience in:

Zimbabwe

Ms CHITOU Mariam

Residence: -
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Mr CISSÉ Lassana

Residence: Mali
Working language(s):

- COTELLON Félix

Residence: France
Working language(s):

Félix Cotellon est Avocat. Originaire de la Guadeloupe, on le connaît aussi pour son action militante, le Festival de Gwoka qu’il a fondé en 1988 et depuis 2005 comme Président de Rèpriz, Centre Régional des Musiques et Danses Traditionnelles et Populaires de la Guadeloupe (accrédité ONG Unesco en 2007).

Il a été le responsable et le principal animateur du “Comité Lyannaj pou Gwoka”, qui a préparé le dossier de candidature du Gwoka et mené à bien son inscription sur la liste représentative du patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité en novembre 2014.

Ms DA SILVA LOPES AJUDA Sonia Isabel

Residence: Mozambique
Working language(s):

Portuguese

Facilitator for:

07-2015, Praia
09-2015, Ribeira Grande de Santiago

Work experience in:

Mozambique

Mr DAO The Duc

Residence: Viet Nam
Working language(s):

English, Vietnamese

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Mr The Duc Dao holds a Doctorate in anthropology. His research focuses on local knowledge and cultural heritage in South East Asia. He has experience in teaching and was previously an editor for the Xua&Nay (Past&Present) magazine.

Work experience in:

Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam

Ms DEACON Harriet

Residence: South Africa
Working language(s):

English, Afrikaans

Facilitator for:

06-2012, Mombasa
12-2012, Kingston
06-2013, Port of Spain
07-2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh
09-2013, Kingston
10-2013, Orange Walk
11-2013, Brunei
05-2014, Trondheim
10-2015, Trondheim

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing
01-2011, Harare
03-2011, Havana

Harriet Deacon is a historian with interests in tangible and intangible heritage management, public policy on heritage, and the intersection between culture and health. Her publications include the Subtle Power of Intangible Heritage (HSRC Press, 2004; available free online). She has been involved in the preparation and delivery of training materials for the implementation of the Intangible Heritage Convention since April 2010.

Work experience in:

Bangladesh, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cuba, Jamaica, Kenya, Namibia, Norway, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe

Ms DENES Alexandra

Residence: -
Working language(s):

English, Laothian, Thai

Facilitator for:

01-2015, Shenzhen
10-2015, Ulaanbaatar

Dr. Denes is a socio-cultural anthropologist with over 15 years of research and professional experience with academic institutions, international organizations and non-governmental organizations in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR).

Work experience in:

Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand

Mr DOS SANTOS ROQUE Lucas

Residence: Brazil
Working language(s):

English, Spanish, Portuguese

Facilitator for:

10-2012, São Tomé
10-2012, La Paz
10-2012, Bogota
08-2013, Maputo
08-2013, Manica
07-2015, Praia

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Mr Lucas Dos Santos holds a Master in Social Sciences and has experience in intangible cultural heritage inventorying. He works in cultural retrieval projects in communities under the impact of infrastructural development. He is also a tutor at the virtual class on intangible cultural heritage/CRESPIAL.

Work experience in:

Angola, Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe

Ms DRANI Emily Drania

Residence: Uganda
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Ms Emily Drania Drani is a senior manager with more than 10 years of experience in development work with specific emphasis on research, communication, documentation and public relations skills including development programme planning, coordination and resource mobilization.

Work experience in:

Uganda, Zimbabwe

Mr EL FIHAIL Ismail Ali

Residence: United Arab Emirates
Working language(s):

English, Arabic

Facilitator for:

07-2012, Damietta
01-2013, Doha

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Ismail Ali El Fihail is a lecturer of Sociology, Anthropology and Folklore, with experience in project evaluation. He was previously a Member of the Subsidiary Body on the examination of nominations to the Representative List (2009-2010).

Work experience in:

Oman, Qatar, South Sudan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates

Mr ENCALADA Nigel

Residence: Belize
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

09-2014, Phillipsburg
02-2015, Willemstad
07-2015, Paramaribo
05-2016, Willemstad
04-2016, Paramaribo

Mr Nigel Encalada is currently the Director of Belize’s Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR) of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). Within the legal framework and mandate of this institution, he oversees the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Belize. Since 2014, Mr Encalada has been trained as a UNESCO facilitator for the 2003 Convention and has facilitated workshops in the Caribbean sub-region. He is also the co-author of Belize’s first National Culture Policy, which is to be launched in 2016.

Work experience in:

Belize, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Suriname

Mr FETISOV Ilya

Residence: -
Working language(s):

Russian, Ukrainian

Facilitator for:

04-2012, Astana
10-2012, Bishkek
08-2012, Dushanbe
02-2013, Almaty
04-2013, Dushanbe
05-2013, Bishkek
08-2013, Cholpon-Ata
05-2014, Dushanbe

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr. Illia Fetysov is a well-known Ukrainian researcher of intangible cultural heritage, and leader of “Bozhychi” Folk Ensemble (since 1999) and School of Traditional Folkdances (since 2005). He is also the President of Ukraine Association of Young Researchers of Folklore (since 2001). This organization has successful practices of transmission centers, and experience in activities directed at popularization of intangible cultural heritage, in particular, realization of social advertising campaigns, organization of festivals, etc.

Work experience in:

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine

Ms FOKINA Ksenia

Residence: Russian Federation
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

09-2012, Sofia

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Ms Ksenia Fokina is currently working for the State Russian House of Folk Arts as the Chief of the Division of International Relations. She has experience in the coordination of theatre festivals and is preparing a Doctorate at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.

Mr FOLOWARA Alberto

Residence: Mozambique
Working language(s):

French, Portuguese

Facilitator for:

03-2015, Sao Tome and Principe
11-2015, Luanda
11-2015, Sao Tome
05-2016, Maputo

Work experience in:

Mozambique

Mr GAD Mostafa

Residence: Egypt
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

03-2012, Paris
09-2012, Cairo
06-2012, Beirut
07-2012, Damietta
10-2012, Amman

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Mostafa Gad is a Professor specializing in the techniques of conservation and archiving of folklore. He has participated and contributed to various conferences and on cultural and natural heritage in several Arab countries.

Mr GALLA Amareswar

Residence: -
Working language(s):

English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu

Facilitator for:

11-2011, Addis Ababa

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Amareswar Galla is an interdisciplinary specialist in sustainable heritage development, Professor & Executive Director of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, with extensive field work and training experience in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage.

Work experience in:

Afghanistan, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam

Mr GOSWAMI Rahul

Residence: India
Working language(s):

English, German, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Facilitator for:

11-2011, Dili
04-2012,  Dili
06-2012, Colombo
08-2012, Phnom Penh
10-2013, Phnom Penh
02-2014, Galle

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Rahul Goswami worked with a ministry programme in India on agriculture during 2009-11; and researches agro-ecological systems with a focus on sustainable development and rural communities. He served the 2003 Convention as examiner, during 2009-10, of two nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List and two international assistance requests.

Work experience in:

India, Singapore, United Arab Emirates

Mr HAYAJNEH Hani

Residence: Jordan
Working language(s):

English, Arabic, German

Facilitator for:

03-2012, Paris
07-2012, Madaba
10-2012, Byblos
10-2012, Amman
01-2013, Doha
04-2014, Erbil
02-2015, Beirut, Lebanon
10-2015, Dubai
01-2016, Dubai
12-2015, Amman, Jordan

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Specializing in Near Eastern Cultures and Languages, Mr Hani Hayajneh is a professor at the faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. He also serves as Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Center of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University. He has published a number of research papers, books and articles on intangible cultural heritage, on its safeguarding and on the impact of tourism on heritage sites in Jordan. He has also been involved in national activities for raising awareness and safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage. He is now participating in the MEDLIHER project that aims at strengthening the implementation of the Convention in the Mediterranean area.

Work experience in:

Eritrea, France, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, United States of America

Mr JACOBS Marc

Residence: Belgium
Working language(s):

French, English, Dutch

Mr Marc Jacobs is a Professor in critical heritage studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Since 2008, he has been Director of the Flemish Interface for cultural heritage (FARO), an accredited organization specialized in intangible cultural heritage safeguarding. He participated as representative of Belgium in drafting the Intangible Heritage Convention, in many expert groups and in the first Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention (2006-2008).

Work experience in:

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United States of America

Mr JIANG Dong

Residence: China
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Mr Dong Jiang (PhD) is currently the Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Dance, China National Academy of Arts. His work focuses on choreology, dance history and world ethnic dances. He is also teaching those subjects as a University Professor.

Work experience in:

China

Ms JUDD Maya

Residence: France
Working language(s):

French, English, Spanish, Italian

Facilitator for:

03-2012, Paris

As a cultural anthropologist (PhD) Ms Maya Judd has demonstrated experience in Africa and Europe of using participatory ethnographic methods. She has designed pedagogic materials for workshops and university level courses on different methods relevant for intangible cultural heritage inventorying. She has experience in drafting and working through team work

Mr KEITA Fallo Baba

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Facilitator for:

09-2013, Porto-Novo

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville
04-2012, Porto-Novo

Mr Fallo Baba Keita has a vast experience in designing and implementing of professional training courses on the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage. He is currently serving as the Director of the School of African Heritage. Mr Fallo Baba Keita previously taught professional courses for staff of African museums. He also coordinated the Africa 2009 Programme ICCROM / UNESCO cultural heritage property in Africa.

Ms KEITUMETSE Susan

Residence: Botswana
Working language(s):

English, Sesotho, Setswana

Ms Susan Keitumetse’s background is on Archaeology & Environmental Sciences, consolidated into Heritage Studies through a PhD on Sustainable Development. She has been a researcher at University of Botswana since 2006 and has 10+ years experience in community-based heritage conservation. She previously served as a member of the Convention’s Consultative Body.

Work experience in:

Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

Mr KESSOU Ekédandé Rodrigue

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Mr KIBORA Ludovic Ouhonyioué

Residence: Burkina Faso
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

10-2011, Bamako
02-2013, Phnom Penh

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Ludovic Kibora Ouhonyioué is responsible for research and socio-anthropological studies. In addition to having contributed to scientific research projects, he also participated and conducted several trainings for the evaluation of cultural projects and work with public administrations, NGOs and international aid organizations.

Ms KOANANTAKOOL Paritta Chalermpow

Residence: Thailand
Working language(s):

English, Thai

Facilitator for:

05-2012, Paro
06-2012, Vientiane
03-2014, Paro
10-2014, Nyaung Shwe

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Ms Paritta Chalermpow (PhD), a social anthropologist, is currently teaching at Thammasat University, Bangkok. She is also a consultant for cultural fluency projects in southern Thailand. She previously led a team of researchers to study and build capacity for local and community-based museums in Thailand and has published extensively on related issues.

Work experience in:

Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand

Mr KOUTINHOUIN S. Edouard

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Ms LACARRIEU Monica Beatriz

Residence: Argentina
Working language(s):

English, Spanish

Facilitator for:

10-2012, Salta
02-2013, Buenos Aires

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Monica Lacarrieu is the Director of the Cultural Anthropology Programme of the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She has taught at the university level since 1992 in areas related to Social Anthropology. Her current research focuses on culture and territory in the city of Buenos aires.

Work experience in:

Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay

Mr LÓPEZ MORALES Francisco Javier

Residence: Mexico
Working language(s):

French, Spanish

Facilitator for:

10-2012, Salta
02-2013, Buenos Aires
02-2014, Santiago de Cuba

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Mr Francisco Lopez Morales is an architect, currently the Director of the Department of World Heritage at INAH, the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico.He has represented Mexico at the Intergovernmental Committee of ICH and recently organized a workshop on inventories of ICH in Chiapas.

Work experience in:

Mexico

Ms MARTÍNEZ ORDÓÑEZ Eva Lilia

Residence: Honduras
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

04-2013, Guatemala
02-2014, Guatemala
09-2014, Phillipsburg

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Eva Lilia Martínez Ordóñez holds a PhD in Anthropology, with a focus on Archeology. She is currently serving as the Deputy-Director for Heritage in the Honduras Institute of Anthropology and History. She has teaching experience and has also worked as an independent consultant for various heritage projects.

Work experience in:

Honduras

- MARTINS MASCARENHAS Sandra

Residence: -
Working language(s):

Mr MAZIBUKO Lovemore C.J.

Residence: Malawi
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

04-2012, Gaborone
03-2012, Harare
03-2012, Lilongwe
03-2012, Lusaka
06-2012, Harare
03-2014, Harare

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Mr Lovemore C.J. Mazibuko is presently the Acting Director of National Museums of Malawi. He is the holder of a Master of Science Degree in Biology (Ethno-biology) and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Care and Management of Heritage and Museum Collections. He has been involved in research activities, for both natural and cultural history and has worked with UNESCO on a number of programmes.

Work experience in:

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Ms MOLANO ARENAS Adriana

Residence: Colombia
Working language(s):

French

Facilitator for:

03-2013, Santo Domingo
02-2014, Santiago de Cuba
04-2016, Loja
05-2016, Riobamba
06-2016, Puerto López

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Adriana Molano Arenas, an anthropologist, works for the Ministry of Culture of Colombia as a Coordinator for Intangible Heritage. She is involved in the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy of Intangible Heritage, in particular the development of methodologies that promote heritage management by communities.

Ms MONYANE Tumelo

Residence: Lesotho
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

As a coordinator, lecturer and research of cultural heritage, Ms. Tumelo Monyane was also a teacher in the cultural domain (theory and practice of heritage). She has participated in several projects for intangible heritage.

Work experience in:

Lesotho

Ms MUJICA Soledad

Residence: Peru
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

11-2011, Santiago
04-2013, Guatemala
05-2013, Les Cayes
05-2013, Cap Haïtien

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

As a communicator specializing in the promotion and diffusion of intangible cultural heritage, Ms Soledad Mujica is Director of the Registry and Cultural Studies Department of the recently created Ministry of Culture of Peru and actively represented her government in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage from 2006 to 2010. Author of many publications on traditional dance in Peru, she has more than thirty years of experience in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

Work experience in:

Peru

Mr MWAHUNGA Julius

Residence: Kenya
Working language(s):

English, Kiswahili

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Mr Julius Mwahunga holds a degree in Education and a Masters in Development Studies. He was trained in disaster mitigation of urban cultural heritage at Ritsumeikan University in Japan. He also drafted nomination files for the Intangible Heritage lists and worked on community-based inventorying projects.

Work experience in:

Ethiopia, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania

Mr NDIAYE Raphaël

Residence: Senegal
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Raphael Ndiaye specializes in cultural archives in West Africa, he was a teacher at the school of librarians Archivists and Documentalists in Dakar, Director of Public Libraries of Senegal and President of various library Associations. In addition, he participated in several research projects and published several cultural publications.

Work experience in:

Gabon, Senegal

Mr NEEQUAYE Michael Kotey

Residence: Ghana
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Mr Michael Kotey Neequaye is experienced in capacity building for community-based development projects. He is also skilled on training needs assessment. Recently, he designed a cultural heritage awareness campaign in Cape Coast.

Work experience in:

Ghana, United States of America, Zimbabwe

Mr NIZIGIYIMANA Domitien

Residence: Burundi
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

05-2011, Bujumbura
09-2012, Moroni
09-2014, Bamako
11-2014, Bujumbura

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Mr Domitien Nizigiyimana is a Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Burundi. He was also Director General of the Ministry of Higher Education for Scientific Research. In addition, he contributed to the publication of various journals.

Work experience in:

Burundi, Rwanda

Mr NTADY Jean Omer

Residence: Congo
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

As an Administrator - Cultural Advisor and formerly Director of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Development, Mr Jean Omer Ntady participated in several workshops inventory and documentation of heritage, sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage and awareness meetings on the Intangible Heritage Convention.

Work experience in:

Congo, Gabon, Togo

Ms OGGE Suzanne

Residence: Singapore
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

10-2012, Ulaanbaatar
05-2013, Ulaanbaatar
05-2016, Ulaanbaatar

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Ms Suzanne Ogge holds a Masters degree in Ethnography and is presently the Director of Museums and Heritage Projects at Studio Milou Singapore, an architectural firm. Prior to moving to Singapore, she specialized in international cultural project management and museum development, working for 10 years (1999-2009) as a consultant to UNESCO Headquarter’s Division of Cultural Heritage, for both the Intangible Cultural Heritage Programme and the Section for Museums and Cultural Objects.

Work experience in:

Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Nepal, Singapore

Mr OGOU Franck

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Ms OLIVEIRA Ana Gita

Residence: Brazil
Working language(s):

English, Spanish, Portuguese

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Ms Ana Gita Oliveira is a social and cultural anthropologist, with experience in Amazonian Ethnology. For the past 30 years, she has worked for governmental institutions specialized in cultural heritage. She notably participated in the elaboration of tools for the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention in Brazil.

Ms OSSENI Khadidjath

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Mr OSSENI Souberou

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Mr OULD MOHAMED LEMINE BEIDJEU Mohamed

Residence: Mauritania
Working language(s):

French, Arabic

Facilitator for:

10-2013, Kaédi
01-2014, Matmata
03-2014, Aleg
03-2014, Agadir
06-2014, Kerkennah
05-2014, Marrakech

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mohamed Mohamed Lemine Beidjeu professeur, Secrétaire exécutif de l’Association Mauritanienne pour la Sauvegarde du PCI (AMSPCI) il a effectué plusieurs travaux sur l’artisan dans le cadre de la formation, utilisation des TIC (Technologie de l’Information et de la Communication) dans promotion des produits de l’artisanat traditionnel, archivage et documentation, manuscrits, musique traditionnelle

Work experience in:

Benin, Egypt, Grenada, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia

Mr PARAK KROND Anthony

Residence: Papua New Guinea
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

10-2013, Savaii Island
11-2015, Apia
02-2016, Suva

Mr PARMOUN Yadollah

Residence: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Work experience in:

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mr PÉREZ LÓPEZ Enrique

Residence: Mexico
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

11-2012, Matanzas
03-2013, Tegucigalpa
02-2013, Majagua, Ciego de Ávila
06-2013, San Salvador
07-2013, Managua
02-2014, Guatemala

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Mr Enrique Perez Lopez has worked for 27 years with the indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico, doing research, promotion and diffusion of indigenous cultures and languages and management of cultural projects. He has been Director of the Centro Estatal de Lenguas, Arte y Literatura Indígenas del Consejo Estatal para las Culturas y las Artes de Chiapas since 1997.

Ms PRINS-SOLANI Deirdre

Residence: -
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

09-2011, Libreville
11-2011, Addis Ababa
11-2011, Mombasa
06-2012, Mombasa
11-2012, Beijing

Trained in:

01-2011, Harare

Ms Deirdre Prins-Solani served as the Director for Heritage Development in Africa from 2009-2012. She has been instrumental in the development of academic programs in Heritage Management, such as the African Program for Museums and Heritage Studies (University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape and Robben Island Museum Program). She previously was the President of the South African Museums Association and is immediate past President of AFRICOM.

She has worked with heritage professionals and custodians of heritage from most English speaking African countries.

Work experience in:

Kenya, South Africa

Mr PROSCHAN Frank

Residence: United States of America
Working language(s):

French, English, Vietnamese

Frank Proschan worked for three decades as an anthropologist, folklorist and museologist in the U.S. and South-east Asia before joining the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section in 2006, where he led the Programme Implementation Unit until his retirement in 2015.

Work experience in:

Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, Viet Nam

Ms RAHARINJANAHARY Lala

Residence: Madagascar
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

Ms Lala Raharinjanahary is a Professor of Anthropology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of the University of Antananarivo (Madagascar). She is also working as an independent consultant on issues related to the anthropology of development, gender equality and the evaluation of development programmes.

Work experience in:

Madagascar

Ms RAMPERSAD Krishendaye

Residence: -
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

11-2012, St. George’s
11-2012, Belize City
12-2012, Kingston
09-2013, Kingston
10-2013, Orange Walk

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Ms Kris Rampersad (PhD) is a media, cultural and literary consultant, author, researcher, lecturer and journalist. She has more than 20 years in media and more than eight years experience in working at the national and intergovernmental level in the area of culture, gender, agriculture and rural development, and civil society empowerment. She has worked with UN and UN agencies including UNESCO, UNDP, UNIFEM and UN-WSIS, Commonwealth Foundation, Organisation of American States, Inter-American Institute for Agriculture and CARICOM institutions.

Work experience in:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, France, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda

Mr RANUKU Sipiriano Nemani

Residence: Fiji
Working language(s):

English, Fijian

Facilitator for:

01-2015, Shenzhen
09-2015, Suva
02-2016, Suva

Mr Nemani is the Principal Policy & Conventions Officer for Fiji’s Department of National Heritage, Culture & Arts.

Work experience in:

Fiji

Mr ROIG Raphaël

Residence: France
Working language(s):

French, English, Spanish

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr Raphaël Roig holds a degree in African Contemporary History and International Relations and has several years of experience in political studies in Eritrea (human rights issues), in cultural projects and policies in Ethiopia. He presently works as a Programme Officer at the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Work experience in:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Yemen

Mr SÁNCHEZ Edis

Residence: Dominican Republic
Working language(s):

Spanish

Facilitator for:

03-2013, Santo Domingo

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Mr SKOUNTI Ahmed

Residence: Morocco
Working language(s):

French, English, Arabic

Facilitator for:

07-2011, Broumana
01-2013, Doha
10-2013, Kaédi
01-2014, Matmata
05-2014, Kuwait
03-2014, Aleg
03-2014, Agadir
06-2014, Kerkennah
05-2014, Marrakech

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Mr Ahmed Skounti is an anthropologist at the National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Sciences in Rabat and Associate Professor at the University of Marrakech. He contributed to the drafting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention and its Operational Directives. He participates in capacity-building workshops, mainly in the Arab States and Africa.

Work experience in:

Gabon, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates

Mr SMEETS Rieks (officially: Henricus)

Residence: -
Working language(s):

French, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Bulgarian

Facilitator for:

05-2011, Minsk
05-2012, Sarajevo
07-2012, Tashkent
11-2012, Samarkand
02-2013, Almaty
06-2013, Port of Spain
09-2014, Phillipsburg
05-2014, Trondheim
10-2015, Trondheim

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing
01-2011, Libreville
04-2011, Abu Dhabi
03-2011, Sofia

Mr Rieks Smeets, a linguist, started his career at Leiden University. He was previously the Secretary of the Dutch Natcom for UNESCO, the Chief of the Intangible Heritage Section at UNESCO and Secretary of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention. Since then, he has been involved as trainer and facilitator in the capacity building exercise.

Ms SOLTONGELDIEVA Sabira

Residence: Kyrgyzstan
Working language(s):

English, Russian, Kazakh, Kirghiz

Facilitator for:

09-2011, Osh
04-2012, Astana
10-2012, Bishkek
08-2012, Dushanbe
07-2012, Tashkent
11-2012, Samarkand
02-2013, Almaty
04-2013, Dushanbe
05-2013, Bishkek
08-2013, Cholpon-Ata

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Ms Sabira Soltongeldieva is a Culture Programme Specialist at the Kyrgyz National Commission for UNESCO. She conducts research on cultural anthropology, with a focus on the nomadic cultures and oral traditions of Central Asia.

Mr SOÓS Gábor

Residence: Hungary
Working language(s):

French, English, Hungarian

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr Gábor Soós, PhD, has a wide range of experience acquired over 12 years as a university lecturer in cultural heritage and civil servant in the field of world heritage, international cooperation and promotion of cultural heritage. He actively participated in the elaboration of the Intangible Heritage Convention and continues to provide professional advice and training on community-based inventorying and nominations to the Intangible Heritage Lists.

Mr SREĆKOVIĆ Saša

Residence: Serbia
Working language(s):

English, German, Serbian

Facilitator for:

10-2011, Cetinje
05-2012, Sarajevo
09-2014, Sofia

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr Sasa Sreckovic is an ethnologist and senior curator at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. He is currently the coordinator for Intangible Cultural Heritage for Serbia. His specialization is in the area of cultural and museum management, and the relationship between heritage and social and economic development. He is also a documentary filmmaker.

Work experience in:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia

Mr SUMINGUIT Vellorimo J.

Residence: Philippines
Working language(s):

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Mr Vellorimo J. Suminguit is an Associate professor at Central Mindanao University. He holds a PhD in anthropology and is experienced in multi-disciplinary research, information exchange, and developing capacity building programs. He is the president of Friends of Lumads and also holds membership in various professional societies including the Anthropological Association in the Philippines.

Work experience in:

Philippines

Ms TOFFOUN Diane

Residence: Benin
Working language(s):

French

Trained in:

04-2012, Porto-Novo

Work experience in:

Benin

Ms TOHME-TABET Annie

Residence: Lebanon
Working language(s):

French, English, Arabic

Facilitator for:

07-2011, Broumana
03-2012, Paris
06-2012, Beirut
07-2012, Madaba
10-2012, Byblos
01-2013, Doha
04-2014, Erbil

Trained in:

04-2011, Abu Dhabi

Ms Annie Thome-Tabet, an anthropologist, is currently Professor at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. She has significant experience in teaching and research. She previously participated in the UNESCO Programme “Women, development and intangible heritage”. She is actively involved in the implementation of the MEDLIHER project in Lebanon.

Work experience in:

Egypt, France, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Portugal, Qatar, Spain

Ms TOLEDO María Ismenia

Residence: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Working language(s):

Spanish

Facilitator for:

11-2012, Matanzas
03-2013, Tegucigalpa
02-2013, Majagua, Ciego de Ávila
06-2013, San Salvador
07-2013, Managua
03-2014, Baní

Trained in:

03-2011, Havana

Ms. Maria Ismenia Toledo is an Anthropologist with post graduate studies in Public Management. She currently serves as Technical Coordinator of the Liaison Office of UNESCO in the Cultural Diversity Center in Caracas Venezuela, providing technical assistance for the Venezuelan representatives for the Intergovernmental Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher in Venezuelan Cultural Heritage since 1981 and author of several publications related to the issue of Venezuelan Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museums.

Work experience in:

Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Mr TRAORÉ Sidi

Residence: Burkina Faso
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

09-2013, Porto-Novo
09-2014, Bamako
11-2014, Niamey

Monsieur Sidi TRAORE est historien de formation. En février 2002, il quitte l’enseignement de l’histoire pour travailler au sein du Ministère de la Culture du Burkina Faso. En poste à la Direction du patrimoine culturel jusqu’en 2013, il participe activement à la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel à travers plusieurs activités : mise en place du système des Trésors humains vivants, proclamation des chefs-d’œuvre du patrimoine oral et immatériel, ratification de la Convention pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel, élaboration de la fiche d’inventaire et de la typologie du PCI, mise en œuvre des premiers inventaires tests du PCI au Burkina, relecture de la loi portant protection du patrimoine culturel avec la prise en compte du PCI, conduite d’étude et de consultations sur les savoir-faire traditionnels, élaboration de candidature sur les listes et mécanismes de la Convention (Liste représentative et demande d’assistance supérieure à 25 000 dollars). Il a participé à plusieurs réunions d’experts et ateliers techniques sur le PCI au niveau national, régional et international, a représenté le Burkina Faso au sein du Comité intergouvernemental de sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel de 2010 à 2013, a été membre de l’Organe subsidiaire en 2012 et depuis 2013, a rejoint le réseau des facilitateurs de l’UNESCO pour la mise en œuvre de la Convention de 2003. Depuis février 2013, il occupe le poste de Directeur Général de la Semaine Nationale de la Culture et est pour le cycle 2015, membre de l’Organe d’évaluation du Comité.

Ms VANDAL Sajida Haider

Residence: Pakistan
Working language(s):

English, Punjabi, Urdu

Facilitator for:

05-2011, Islamabad
06-2012, Colombo
02-2014, Galle

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Ms. Sajida Haider Vandal is the CEO of THAAP, a non-profit organization working in culture, art and architecture in Pakistan. She worked as professor of architecture at National College of Arts, (NCA) Lahore from 2000-2007 and Principal of NCA from 1990-1994, 1999-2007. Her main fields of expertise are: architecture and planning, cultural heritage management and conservation, art and culture education and community development and empowerment of women.

Work experience in:

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Mr VUKOV Nikolai

Residence: Bulgaria
Working language(s):

English, Russian, Bulgarian

Facilitator for:

07-2012, Tashkent
09-2014, Sofia

Trained in:

03-2011, Sofia

Mr Nikolai Vukov (PhD) is an anthropologist and historian researching on topics of kinship, commemorations and folklore epics. He has been an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Folklore at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 2003 and has long-term experience in teaching and exploring various aspects of intangible cultural heritage.

Work experience in:

Albania, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary

Mr WALUYO Harry

Residence: Indonesia
Working language(s):

English, Indonesian

Trained in:

01-2011, Beijing

Mr Harry Waluyo is presently the Secretary for Body of Resource Development in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia. He holds a degree in anthropology and history and has delivered talks on intangible cultural heritage inventories and the experience of Indonesia in managing this heritage in several international forums.

Work experience in:

Indonesia

Mr WANE Marílio

Residence: Mozambique
Working language(s):

Portuguese

Facilitator for:

11-2015, Luanda

I was born in May 25th 1980, in Beira, Mozambique, and moved to Brazil with my family to live in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1990, where I lived for many years. In 2004, I was graduated in Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo. Next year, in 2005, I came back to live in Mozambique working as a teacher in High School institutes and the, at the ARPAC-Instituto de Investigacao Sócio-Cultural, where I am at the present time.

ARPAC is the Government’s organization (Ministry of Culture and Tourism) responsible for the Mozambican Intangible Cultural Heritage, where I worked in a research about Timbila (Masterpiece, 2005) and nowadays, in an Inventory of the country’s Tradicional Dances.

Work experience in:

Angola

Ms WANGUSA Ayeta Anne

Residence: -
Working language(s):

English

Ayeta Anne Wangusa is the Executive Director of CDEA. She is a creative industries social entrepreneur and a thought leader who advocates for a cultural dimension in public policies and development programmes. She is also Regional Coordinator for Africa for The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). She is a member of the Arterial Network Cultural Policy Group and in 2014 represented Arterial Network and CDEA to provide input on culture through the Africa Working Group (AWG) response on the post 2015 development Agenda transformative issues.

She is currently an member of UNESCO Expert Facility for the 2005 Convention.
She served as East Africa’s representative on the Commonwealth Civil Society Advisory Committee (CSAC) and advised the Commonwealth Foundation from 2009 -2011.

Ms YHARIMANANA RAKOTOMALALA Tojo

Residence: Madagascar
Working language(s):

French

Tojo Yharimanana Rakotomalala, de nationalité malgache, est Expert dans des domaines

variés, notamment recherche qualitative et quantitative, développement local, emploi,
développement des compétences, culture et communication sociale. Depuis 2012, elle est
membre de la Banque d’Experts de la Convention 2005 de l’UNESCO. Parmi les travaux
effectués avec les organismes nationaux et internationaux, elle a réalisé l’état des lieux des
politiques, des structures et des activités culturelles et du développement culturel à Madagascar, la
formulation des politiques nationales et des stratégies régionales de l’emploi, la formulation de la
stratégie de développement des compétences dans le secteur tourisme-hôtellerie-restauration,
l’évaluation des dispositifs de formation. Elle a formulé des projets et programmes de
développement et exercé les fonctions métier de Coordonnatrice de projet touchant l’emploi
des jeunes et le développement communautaire.

Ms ZHANG Min

Residence: China
Working language(s):

Min Zhang has served the Ministry of Culture of China since 1989, responsible for bilateral and multilateral cultural programmes. She participated in all the meetings of the Intergovernmental Committee and General Assembly of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage from 2006 to 2012. Detached to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of UNESCO from 2010 to 2013, she worked in the capacity-building unit and was involved in the work of designing the training curriculum, organizing a series of training of trainers workshops and the first review meeting of the global capacity-building strategy, designing and implementing concrete capacity-building projects at national level in Asia-Pacific and the Southern African region.

Work experience in:

Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Pakistan, Philippines