http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/file/00557

Inventorying the intangible cultural heritage of four communities in Uganda

  • Budget (US$): 216,000
  • Source: ICH Fund, granted in 2012
  • Dates: 07-2013/ongoing

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda

Overview:

In July 2013, Uganda launched a multi-year project to enable four local communities to identify their living heritage, as an essential step for its safeguarding.

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development will coordinate the establishment of a national strategy for inventorying intangible cultural heritage and organize a workshop in the capital in order to train local coordinators on the principle and methodologies of inventorying intangible heritage, while highlighting the importance of the fullest possible involvement of the communities concerned. Members of the Acholi, the Alur, the Basongora and the Ik communities will then identify and document their intangible cultural heritage during five months of fieldwork; the results will be included in a national inventory.
According to the first implementation report, the project management committee was established and the first meeting of this committee took place in Kampala, during which members discussed the objectives and implementation strategy of the project, the roles and responsibilities of each as well as the best way to involve and communicate with target communities, line ministries and their local structures, civil society and faith based organizations. The project management committee was established; at its first meeting members discussed the objectives and implementation strategy of the project, the roles and responsibilities of each as well as the best way to involve and communicate with target communities, line ministries and their local structures, civil society and faith based organizations. Community consultations took place in four project locations and their results were discussed by the committee; a consultant has been identified for the establishment of the national strategy.

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