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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. ›››
Presentation of the Quiná in the Community of Ribeira Afonso in Sao Tome and Principe

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.  ›››

Albania well equipped to tailor its efforts in safeguarding living heritage

30 March 2015 – How can Albania effectively implement the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and benefit from its different provisions? These and many other questions have been recently addressed by a UNESCO Needs Assessment Mission supported by the Italian government, in close cooperation with the Albanian Ministry of Culture.

The report (English) explores… ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

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Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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Ms Christine Merkel Head of the Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO

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