Capacity building for stakeholders involved in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage in Burkina Faso

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 387,770 granted in 2019
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 07/10/2020 - 31/12/2021
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Burkina Faso


The proposed twenty-four-month project is geared at building the capacities of stakeholders involved in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Burkina Faso. Following an inventorying process conducted as part of the implementation of the Convention, the need to establish a critical mass of stakeholders capable of taking on the process of safeguarding living heritage at the national level became clear. In this context, this project focuses on a process of training trainers, expected to lead to the establishment of a team of ten national facilitators who will train 225 local stakeholders. Specifically, it aims to: implement a training programme on safeguarding living heritage; produce and disseminate information and communication tools to ensure that the concept of intangible cultural heritage is well understood and implemented in local public policies; and establish a network of facilitators and other stakeholders to support the implementation of the Convention at the local level. The project is to be implemented in two stages. The first twelve-month stage will involve training 110 people, from whom ten national facilitators will be selected. Two international living heritage experts will be invited to partake in this process. In the second stage, the ten facilitators will train 225 people through nine regional workshops. These stakeholders are then expected to work with their local communities to safeguard living heritage at the local level.

News and activities:

19/07/2018 - 31/12/2021 – Enhancing the capacity of communities to safeguard traditional dance expressions as performing arts heritage in western Zimbabwe01/06/2020 - 12/12/2021 – Strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in disaster contexts