Norwegian Funds-in-Trust

The Government of Norway is one of the most significant supporters of UNESCO’s activities in the field of intangible cultural heritage, since it began supporting ICH projects in 2004/2005. The current cumulative contribution (2004-2008) of the Government of Norway for ICH through the FIT amounts to some 2 million USD, and more projects are awaiting to receive approval.

Norway ratified the 2003 Convention in January 2007 and thus also began contributing to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund which is established under the 2003 Convention.

8 element(s)

Sub-regional workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage19/20-05-2008, Bamako (Mali)

Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage27/28-03-2008, Pretoria (South Africa)

Identifying Good Practices in Safeguarding Endangered Languages in Africa09/10-02-2007, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Joining forces for preserving Africa’s linguistic diversity23/25-03-2006, Bamako (Mali)

Safeguarding of traditional music in Ethiopia01-2005/01-2009, Ethiopia

Organization of three sub-regional capacity-building workshops for Africa07-2007/12-2008,

Creation of a Living Human Treasures system in Nigeria05-2004/09-2007, Nigeria

Capacity-building in safeguarding African languages and oral traditions and expressions in Sub-Saharan Africa06-2005/06-2007,