Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the West African Countries

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 51,114
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/01/2018 - 01/12/2019

Benefitting country(ies): Ghana, Togo

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Inventory, safeguarding and promoting knowledge of how to manufacture and play Togo's traditional musical instruments (Pilot phase in the Maritime region, south Togo)

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 24,950 granted in 2015
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 09/12/2015 - 09/12/2016
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Togo


The last general inventory of the intangible cultural heritage, drawn up in 2011 in Togo, revealed some important principles and skills that had not yet been adequately documented; more intensive efforts to introduce and implement safeguarding measures were therefore required. A major gap in the inventory included the skills needed to manufacture and play traditional musical instruments and for their accompanying›››

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