http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/project/00329

Safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Niger

  • Budget (US$): 167,336
  • Source: ICH Fund (Spain)
  • Dates: 09-2013/ongoing
  • Progress report (04-2014): English

Benefitting country(ies): Niger

Overview:

Conducted in close cooperation with the Directorate for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Communication, New Information Technologies and Culture, the project will aim to support Niger in the process, already underway, of taking ownership of the concepts and tools provided by the Convention in order to create an institutional and social environment favorable to the efficient and sustainable safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO’s work will focus on three key themes of the Convention which are the basis for existing training modules: (i) the implementation of the Convention at the national level; (ii) the preparation of community-based inventories of the intangible cultural heritage; and (iii) the preparation of nominations for the Lists of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as well as requests for international assistance. Although the training workshops and activities are the project’s most visible references, they will be integrated into a comprehensive process of international cooperation and technical assistance.

News and activities:

06-2012/01-2015 – Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage of Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago through strengthening their capacities for implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage01-07-2011/19-12-2014 – Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda