Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti

  • Project budget: $ 434,989
  • Source:
    • Norway earmarked contribution to the Fund (199GLO4000.2)
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/06/2012 - 01/12/2014

Benefitting country(ies): Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti


This project has a twofold objective: strengthening the national capacities on intangible cultural heritage in each of the beneficiary countries by a number of training workshops and by supporting and giving policy advice to governmental and non-governmental institutions in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.

Through the workshops on implementation of the Convention and on inventorying, both the Dominican Republic and especially Cuba have received advice, technical assistance and support on their work on intangible cultural heritage, sustaining projects that contribute to the safeguarding of the intangible cultural expressions. Aruba has received support and policy advice on several occasions and more recently Haiti has already benefited from one policy advice mission. Following the workshops, field trip exercises have been done so far in the Dominique Republic and Cuba in a selected community for the participants to gain a real hands-on experience.

News and activities:

12/08/2013 - 03/12/2014 – Inventory of traditional musics in Senegal01/11/2011 - 01/06/2014 – Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Lao PDR