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; Progress report (01-2015): English

Benefitting country(ies): Niger


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:

02-09-2013/01-02-2015 – Documentation, promotion and dissemination of the Candombe traditional drum calls, expressions of identity of the Sur, Palermo, and Cordón neighbourhoods in the city of Montevideo01-07-2011/19-12-2014 – Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda