Living Heritage and The Sustainable Development Goals: Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through formal and non-formal education in the Asia and the Pacific Region and in Africa

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 180,000
  • Source:
    • The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO earmarked contribution to the Fund
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/04/2021 - 31/03/2022
  • Documents:
    • Progress report - Nepal & Thailand: English
    • Progress report - Benin: French

Benefitting country(ies): Benin, Nepal, Thailand


As part of the implementation of the funding priority under the 2003 Convention ‘Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education’ and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Target 4.7), the project proposes to develop and pilot learning tools/materials/pedagogies concerning the integration of living heritage in non-formal education in the Community Learning Centers in Nepal and Thailand. It explores the important connection between ICH and non-formal education, aiming to strengthen the safeguarding and transmission of ICH, improve the relevance of education programmes and promote community well-being, social cohesion and sustainable development.
In Benin, the project proposes to bring schools closer to the communities and their social and cultural environment, in order to enhance the transmission of living heritage from one generation to the next and to improve the academic performance of learners. The first pilot phase of the 12-month project will be used to test, evaluate, and consolidate this method and approach, before applying it to other targeted regions.

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