Safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage through strengthening national capacities in Niger

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 167,336
  • Source:
    • Spain earmarked contribution to the Fund
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/09/2013 - 01/12/2016
  • Documents:
    • Final Report (03-2016) - only in French: French
    • Progress report (04-2014): English
    • Progress report (01-2015): English
    • Progress Report (05-2015): English
    • Community-based inventories: Boubon, Agadez and Habbanae practice: French

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 aimed 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 focused 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 have been integrated into a comprehensive process of international cooperation and technical assistance.

News and activities:

09/12/2015 - 09/12/2016 – Inventory, safeguarding and promoting knowledge of how to manufacture and play Togo's traditional musical instruments (Pilot phase in the Maritime region, south Togo)06/12/2013 - 02/11/2016 – Inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Mali with a view to its urgent safeguarding