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Progress in implementing an eight-country capacity-building project in the Arab States and Africa

04 May 2015 – Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Madagascar, Palestine, South Sudan and Sudan have successfully completed needs assessments in the field of intangible cultural heritage. Through onsite national consultations, each of these countries identified opportunities and gaps in the institutional and professional environment … ›››
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in Niger

Niger strengthens its capacities for inventories of intangible heritage

20 April 2015 – Following an initial training workshop on the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in November 2014 , which marked the launch of a project for capacity building in Niger, the country will host its second training workshop from 21 to 30 April in the Cultural Culturel Oumarou Ganda Centre (CCOG) in Niamey which will focus on community-based inventory. ›››
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Sao Tome and Principe launches pilot project for community-based inventorying in Boa Morte

06 April 2015 – As the first of the five Portuguese speaking African countries (PALOP) to have ratified the Convention, in 2006, Sao Tomé and Principe has launched a workshop on the development of community based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage.

From 30 March to 10 April 2015, 25 participants - members of different communities, Government staff and technicians, as well as representatives of NGOs and scientists – are working on identifying, assessing, and recording necessary information in alignment with the Convention’s principles in a pilot inventory for the Boa Morte community, on Sao Tomé.  ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mauritius
Mr Gowoothum Soobarah Director of Culture, Ministry of Arts and Culture

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Morocco
Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

English | French

France
Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

English | French

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