Strengthening the capacities of Suriname and Dutch Caribbean islands for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Budget (US$): 323,834
  • Source: ICH Fund (Netherlands)
  • Dates: 04-2014/ongoing
  • Progress report (11-2014): English

Benefitting country(ies): Curaçao, Aruba, Suriname, Sint Maarten


The project is designed with the purpose of implementing the Convention in a coordinated manner among the Dutch Caribbean islands and, in the meantime, strengthening the safeguarding capacities of Suriname.

By introducing two joint trainings, the project aims at improving the capacities of the involved stakeholders on the implementation of the convention and drawing up of inventories. It also provides five islands with policy consultations to involve all stakeholders and identifies local needs (all islands except Aruba, where a consultation already took place). Six field exercises on inventorying intangible heritage are in the plan on each of the islands and a specific activity in Suriname to be determined with the Suriname authorities.

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