Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Egypt for sustainable development

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 367,435
  • Source:
    • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 30/05/2017 - 30/06/2021

Benefitting country(ies): Egypt


This project is the result a of needs assessment in the field of intangible cultural heritage that was made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA).
Funded also by ADTCA, this project intends to support Egypt in its efforts to safeguard its living heritage, in accordance with the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. In partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Egypt, UNESCO will develop and provide policy advisory services and capacity-building programmes based on needs previously identified in consultation with national partners through the sector assessment, conducted in April-August 2015.
UNESCO will provide technical expertise to support the creation of an intangible cultural heritage platform under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture involving different stakeholders (institutions working in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Egypt, including those that are under the responsibility of other ministries, as well as organizations from the civil society involved in this domain and community representatives). UNESCO will furthermore provide advisory services to support this platform in developing a national policy for intangible heritage in the spirit of the 2003 Convention.

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