Safeguarding Saint Kitts and Nevis Intangible Cultural Heritage: developing a National Intangible Cultural Heritage Policy

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 91,252 granted in 2022
  • Dates of implementation:
    • Approved in 06/2022 - not yet under implementation
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Saint Kitts and Nevis


The project entails: mobilizing the communities concerned to help develop the policy; actively engaging government officials, ministries and departments directly and indirectly concerned with culture; promoting a more deliberate implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage; examining and potentially amending and creating legislation; and spreading awareness of the challenges and barriers faced by those who rely on ICH for their livelihoods. The project will be implemented by the Department of Culture – Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, with support from the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation and Living Heritage Secretariats, with the service from the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean in Kingston.

23/06/2022 - 23/06/2022 – Pilot inventory of intangible cultural heritage in six provinces of Chad23/06/2022 - 23/06/2022 – Strengthening the capacities of La Cofradía del Espíritu Santo de Los Congos de Villa Mella and El Teatro Cocolo Danzante de Los Guloyas de San Pedro to safeguard their heritage