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Global network of facilitators

Today a total of 79 experts form part of UNESCO’s network of facilitators delivering training and capacity-building services around the world. Overall, 43% of the facilitators are from Africa and 40% are women.

Trained through a series of ‘training of trainers’ workshops held since 2011 (Beijing, Harare, Libreville, Sofia, Havana, Abu Dhabi and Porto Novo), the facilitators familiarized themselves with the UNESCO training materials in order to subsequently adapt and use them in capacity-building projects.

Upgrading training capacities of the network of facilitators is an important aspect of the programme and the expert facilitators have the opportunity to share lessons learnt and recommendations at regular review meetings organized with the participation of culture officers from the UNESCO field offices concerned.
Network members are supported by a dedicated web tool for planning and exchange. To find out more about facilitators’ profiles and their training activities, please see below:

83 persons match your query.
FacilitatorWorkshopsProfile

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.

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:

07-2012, Abuja
06-2011, Enugu

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):

French

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:

05-2013, Ulaanbaatar
05-2012, Ulaanbaatar
05-2012, Port Moresby
02-2012, Apia

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:

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

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

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:

10-2013, La Havana
10-2012, La Paz
10-2012, Bogota
10-2012, La Paz
07-2012, Quito
06-2012, Quito<

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 BORTOLOTTO Chiara

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

French, English, Italian

Facilitator for:

10-2011, Cetinje

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

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:

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

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

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 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:

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

Trained in:

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

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

Mr DOS SANTOS ROQUE Lucas

Residence: Brazil
Working language(s):

Spanish, Portuguese

Facilitator for:

08-2013, Monica
08-2013, Maputo
10-2012, Bogota
10-2012, La Paz
10-2012, São Tomé

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:

Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, 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:

01-2013, Doha
07-2012, Damietta

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 FETYSOV Illya

Residence: -
Working language(s):

Russian, Ukrainian

Facilitator for:

05-2013, Bishkek
04-2013, Dushanbe
02-2013, Almaty
10-2012, Bishkek
08-2012, Dushanbe
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 GAD Mostafa

Residence: Egypt
Working language(s):

Facilitator for:

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

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:

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

04-2014, Erbil
01-2013, Doha
10-2012, Byblos
10-2012, Amman
07-2012, Madaba

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, Jordan, 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

Trained in:

01-2011, Libreville

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:

02-2013, Phnom Penh
10-2011, Bamako

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):

Facilitator for:

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

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.

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:

02-2013, Buenos Aires
10-2012, Salta

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

Mr LÓPEZ MORALES Francisco Javier

Residence: Mexico
Working language(s):

French, Spanish

Facilitator for:

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

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:

02-2014, Guatemala
04-2013, Guatemala

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

Mr MAZIBUKO Lovemore C.J.

Residence: Malawi
Working language(s):

English

Facilitator for:

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

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):

Facilitator for:

02-2014, Santiago de Cuba
03-2013, Santo Domingo

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:

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

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:

09-2012, Moroni
05-2011, 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

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 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:

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

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

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:

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

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:

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

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

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:

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

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 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:

06-2014, Kerkennah
05-2014, Kuwait
03-2014, Agadir
03-2014, Aleg
01-2014, Matmata
10-2013, Kaédi
01-2013, Doha
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:

06-2013, Port of Spain
02-2013, Almaty
11-2012, Samarkand
07-2012, Tashkent
05-2012, Sarajevo
05-2011, Minsk

Trained in:

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

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:

05-2013, Bishkek
04-2013, Dushanbe
02-2013, Almaty
11-2012, Samarkand
10-2012, Bishkek
08-2012, Dus

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:

05-2012, Sarajevo
10-2011, Cetinje

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.

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:

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

Ms Annie Thome-Tabet, an anthropologist, is currently Associate 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:

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

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)

Ms VANDAL Sajida Haider

Residence: Pakistan
Working language(s):

English, Punjabi, Urdu

Facilitator for:

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

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

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:

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

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