Fondo Fiduciario noruego
Noruega es uno de los países que más han contribuido a las actividades de la UNESCO en el ámbito del patrimonio cultural inmaterial, desde que comenzó a financiar proyectos en 2004/2005. Las contribuciones totales realizadas hasta el momento (2008) a través de fondos fiduciarios de alrededor de 2 millones de dólares USA. Otros proyectos están en espera de ser aprobados.
Noruega ratificó la Convención en enero de 2007 y comenzó por tanto a contribuir también al Fondo del Patrimonio Inmaterial establecido por la Convención de 2003.
Santo Tomé y Príncipe lanza un proyecto de salvaguardia de su patrimonio inmaterial01/06-10-2012, São Tomé (Santo Tomé y Príncipe)
Sao Tome and Principe’s ratification of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), in 2005, has just been the first step into a much larger reflection on the construction of a national cultural policy. Within the frame of a capacity-building project in selected Portuguese speaking African countries (including also Angola and Mozambique) funded by a generous contribution of the Kingdom of Norway to the ICH Fund, Sao Tome and Principe is now about to welcome a UNESCO training-seminar on strengthening national capacities for an effective safeguarding of its intangible cultural heritage.
The project is timely, since the government is now ready to launch a wide reflection on the issue of culture and to raise awareness about the preservation of the country’s cultural heritage, especially the intangible heritage.
The most urgent need is to build knowledge on the concepts and mechanisms of the 2003 Convention, and to assist Sao Tome and Principe in developing the institutional framework required to effectively implement the Convention in a long term.
The project will therefore focus on strengthening key stakeholders, establishing a national ICH committee and setting basis for the elaboration of a national strategy for safeguarding ICH.
Taller sub-regional sobre la Convención para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial19/20-05-2008, Bamako (Malí)
- El taller de Bamako sobre la Convención de 2003
A sub-regional workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) - www.unesco.org/culture/ich - took place in Bamako (Mali) from 19 to 20 May 2008. It followed the sub-regional meetings organized by UNESCO in November and December 2006 in Douala (Cameroon) and Dakar (Senegal).
Considering the growing interest for the Convention, the rapid development of its implementation and the fact that many States Parties to the Convention have already started preparing nomination files for inscription on the Lists of Intangible Heritage, it was considered timely to organize a workshop whose objective is to promote the Convention among African Non-States Parties, or in which the ratification process is underway, and to put emphasis on the various aspects of the implementation of this normative instrument.
Among others, the following themes were debated:
- the objectives of the 2003 Convention
- the rights and obligations of States Parties to the Convention
- the mechanisms of the Convention
- inventorying intangible cultural heritage
- the safeguarding measures of the intangible cultural heritage
- the inscription of elements of the intangible cultural heritage on the Lists
Contact in the UNESCO Office in Bamako: Vincent Seck (email@example.com)
Taller de reforzamiento de capacidades para la puesta en marcha de la Convención para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial27/28-03-2008, Pretoria (Sudáfrica)
- Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa and the workshop participants in Pretoria, South Africa
The workshop was a follow-up to the sub-regional meeting that the Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage organized on the implementation of the 2003 Convention and ICH inventorying in November 2006 in Dar es Salaam. It is the first of a series of three to be organized for African states.
How can countries—and especially the communities among whom intangible heritage is found—best safeguard heritage that is living, not fixed in buildings or monuments? One effective tool to support international cooperation in such safeguarding efforts, and to strengthen national capacities, is the Intangible Heritage Convention. Adopted by UNESCO in 2003 and entered into force in 2006, this legal instrument had ninety States Parties at the moment of the meeting.
The workshop focused on introducing the Convention to cultural officials of southern African nations, explaining the ratification process, and considering with them how they might implement the Convention to best achieve its goals.
The workshop was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Norway within the framework of the UNESCO/Norway Funds-in-Trust.
Co-organizer : Department of Arts and Culture (South Africa) : http://www.dac.gov.za/
- Media advisory (inglés)
- Meeting venue: Saint George Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa
- Agenda (inglés|francés)
- List of participants (inglés|francés)
Director of the Division of Cultural Objects and Intangible Heritage, UNESCO (inglés)
Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa (inglés)
- Workshop document (inglés|francés)
- Workshop report (inglés|francés)
- Attachments of the workshop report (inglés)
Identificación de buenas prácticas para la salvaguardia de lenguas de África en peligro09/10-02-2007, Addis Ababa (Etiopía)
La segunda reunión, organizada en el marco del proyecto titulado “Creación de capacidades para salvaguardar las lenguas y las tradiciones y expresiones orales en el África Subsahariana”, congregó a 30 expertos de 21 países africanos y a representantes de departamentos universitarios e instituciones de investigación nacionales especializadas en las lenguas africanas. En la reunión se analizaron casos concretos, ejemplos y lecciones extraídas por los expertos africanos que habían participado recientemente en actividades sobre la salvaguardia de las lenguas en peligro. Al final de la reunión, se formuló una serie de recomendaciones concretas con miras a elaborar en el futuro una estrategia para la salvaguardia de las lenguas en peligro en África. Esas recomendaciones también contribuirán a los esfuerzos que despliega actualmente la UNESCO para compilar un registro de prácticas ejemplares de preservación de lenguas.
El proyecto es financiado por el Gobierno de Noruega.
Programas conexos: Lenguas en peligro
Poner juntos los esfuerzos para preservar la diversidad lingüística en África23/25-03-2006, Bamako (Malí)
The Intangible Heritage Section, in close cooperation with the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), has launched an initiative to promote African languages. The objective of the project is threefold:
- to strengthen the national and regional institutional capacities for language preservation (at African universities, national research institutes and in regional institutions),
- to promote south-south and north-south cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa and
- to foster the implementation of national language policies, which are so often disregarded due to the lack of resources and trained specialists.
The project, funded by the Government of Norway, was based on a questionnaire-survey among over 80 university departments and research institutions working in the field of African languages in Sub-Saharan African. The survey allowed to establish a state of the art of their current activities in research and education, to assess major needs and to single out the main issues to be addressed by this project.
Based on these findings, a first expert meeting in Bamako, organized in closed cooperation with ACALAN, brought together about 50 linguists, representatives of the university departments, national and regional research institutions from all over Sub-Saharan Africa that participated in the UNESCO survey. The aim of the meeting was to provide a platform for exchange, to promote cooperation and to establish an optimal strategy and priorities for further action in favour of African languages.
Salvaguardia de la música tradicional en Etiopia01-2005/01-2009, Etiopía
The project is composed of the following four activities.
- Identification, Documentation and Inventory making - An important goal of this project is to collect through fieldwork, and to document traditional music and dance expressions in different parts of Ethiopia.
- Archiving - the recordings collected in the field and the documentation that goes with them will need to be archived to make them available to researchers and to the public at large.
- Training and enhancing capacities - this is to contribute to the training of Ethiopian students and to the further empowerment of Ethiopian experts and specialized institutions. University-level courses on ethnomusicology, which, for examples, will heavily rely on references to Ethiopian traditional music and dance expressions, will be given at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies and at the Yared Music School (University of Addis Ababa).
- Promotion - The project aims to raise general awareness in the country, particularly amongst decision makers, about the existence, the beauty and value of the traditional music and dance expressions.
Organización de tres talleres de capacitación en África07-2007/12-2008,
The project (209 988 USD), co-funded by UNESCO regular programme, aimed at supporting the inscription of African intangible cultural heritage on the lists of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, through organizing the following three Capacity-Building Workshops for African states:
- Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for East and South Africa
- Sub-regional Capacity-Building WorksSub-regional workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for West and Central Africa
- Capacity-Building workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the African States Parties to the 2003 Convention
Creación de un sistema de tesoros humanos vivos en Nigeria05-2004/09-2007, Nigeria
Capacity-building in safeguarding African languages and oral traditions and expressions in Sub-Saharan Africa06-2005/06-2007,
This initiative to promote African languages aimed to:
- Strengthen national and regional institutional capacities for language preservation,
- Promote south-south and north-south cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa, and
- Foster the implementation of national language policies.
- “Joining forces for preserving Africa’s linguistic diversity,” Mali, March 2006
The project funded the organization of the following two meetings:
- Joining Forces for Preserving Africa’s Linguistic Diversity
- Identifying Good Practices in Safeguarding Endangered Languages in Africa
The network-building, information sharing and peer training that took place at these meetings represent a major contribution to institutional capacity for language preservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. More concretely, the project resulted in:
- A database of all African research institutions in the field of languages, including their past work and current research priorities, which ACALAN will use to coordinate future efforts,
- New proposals for cooperation among the newly-established network of linguists, including a Pan-African Master’s and PhD Programme in African Languages and Applied Linguistics,
- Petitions sent to Heads of Universities and the African Union seeking support in the formulation of language policy, and
- African contributions to UNESCO’s ongoing Register of Good Practices in Language Preservation.