Safeguarding of Okuruuo through community-based capacity building, inventorying and documentation interventions in Namibia

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 100,000 granted in 2019
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 21/09/2020 - 31/08/2023
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Namibia


Being implemented by the Centre of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, the proposed twenty-four-month project has three main objectives. The first objective is to research the area where Juraǔski Karahod was spread historically and develop an effective strategy for its revitalization, performance and transmission. Second, the visibility of the element is expected to be enhanced and information about it disseminated through the media, publications and a website as well as through the biannual ICH festival in Pahost. Thirdly, the project aims to support the consolidation of the community and bearers through the establishment of a Local Centre for Traditions and a series of capacity-building workshops for local residents. The project is to be implemented in collaboration with national and local experts and members of the local community. It is expected to raise awareness about the element and support local initiatives, contributing to the consolidation of the community around their living heritage and fostering young people’s respect for it.

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