Strengthening capacities for preparing nomination files for the Lists of the 2003 Convention in Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 75,000
  • Source:
    • Netherlands earmarked contribution to the Fund
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/09/2023 - 01/04/2024

Benefitting country(ies): Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago


In the context of the 2003 Convention’s global capacity-building programme, this project aims at building capacities of Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean on the preparation of nomination files for the Lists of the 2003 Convention, with a view to improve the effective safeguarding of living heritage across the region and contribute to greater geographical balance of the elements inscribed on the 2003 Convention Lists. Capacity-building activities will target key stakeholders involved in the preparation of nomination files of living heritage elements, including culture officers, civil servants, consultants, academics, experts, non-governmental organizations and bearer communities.

The following outputs are foreseen:

  • Update of the UNESCO capacity-building materials on preparing nominations in line with the conclusions of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention;
  • Delivery of an online training course and a follow-up session with selected participants on preparing nominations to the Lists of the 2003 Convention;
  • Facilitation of South-South cooperation, peer learning and networking among trained participants.

Activities under the 6-month project will be coordinated by the Living Heritage Entity and the UNESCO Field Office in Havana in close cooperation with UNESCO Field Offices in Kingston and Port-au-Prince.

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