28.12.2007 -

UNESCO Establishes Two Community Multimedia Centres in Khanty-Mansiyskiy Autonomous Region

Two Community Multimedia Centres (CMC) for the local communities of Siberian Forest Nenets and Yugansk Khants were established in Khanty-Mansiyskiy Autonomous Region – Yugra with the UNESCO Moscow Office financial support.

The purposes of the project are Siberian Forest  Nenets family group and  Yugansk Khants patrimonial community  cultural heritage safeguarding and its popularization via high technologies.

In the framework of the project the equipment to access to the Internet was purchased and the training on distance learning and collecting and transmitting ethnographical materials to the Institute of Languages, History and Culture of Yugra region, Yugra State University, was conducted.

Information on Nenets and Khant languages, traditions and habits, myths, legends and festivals transmitted via Internet will be placed on the Khanty-Mansiyskiy Autonomous Region educational portal (www.eduhmao.ru ) in “Indigenous Peoples” section.

The Presentation of the Project prepared by Institute of Languages, History and Culture of Yugra region, Yugra State University is available here (PDF).

The Russian/English brochure “Regional Community Multimedia Centre” in PDF format is available here.

Information on CMC in English and French can be found at the UNESCO Internet portal .




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