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

  • Project budget: $ 323,834
  • Source:
    • Netherlands earmarked contribution to the Fund (199GLO4000.10)
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/04/2014 - 01/08/2016
  • Progress report (11-2014): English
    Progress report (11-2015): English

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


This project aims to strengthen the national capacities of Suriname and Dutch Caribbean islands for the effective safeguarding of ICH and will include the following activities: (i) three joint trainings on the implementation of the convention, community-based inventorying and safeguarding of ICH covering the Dutch Caribbean islands; (ii) five island consultations (except Aruba) to involve all stakeholders and identify local needs; (iii) seven field exercises on inventorying ICH on each of the islands and Suriname; (iv) a workshop on the implementation of the Convention in Suriname; (v) and a workshop on community-based inventorying in Suriname.

News and activities:

20/10/2016 - 20/10/2016 – Titajtakezakan. Speaking across time, oral tradition and use of information and communication technologies29/04/2013 - 01/07/2016 – Inventory and promotion of intangible cultural heritage in Burkina Faso