Project

Capacity building for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in emergencies in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 500,000
  • Source:
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/04/2022 - 01/04/2025

Benefitting country(ies): Bahamas, Belize, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu

Overview:

In line with the Operational principles and modalities for safeguarding living heritage (or ICH) in emergencies, the project addresses the severe threats from natural disasters to the transmission and viability of ICH in five Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and the Pacific, notably: Belize, the Bahamas, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. It aims to integrate ICH safeguarding into›››

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Community-based inventorying and transmission of intangible cultural heritage in the island of Tongatapu in Tonga

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 85,913 granted in 2018
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 22/03/2019 - 11/11/2022
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Tonga

Overview:

The proposed project, to be implemented by the Culture Division of the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with community representatives and associations, focuses on community-based inventorying and the transmission of intangible cultural heritage in the island of Tongatapu in Tonga. Numerous elements of Tongan living heritage are currently under threat, for reasons that include rapid changes in Tongan society due›››

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