Project

Strengthening capacities for periodic reporting under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 250,000
  • Source:
    • Saudi Arabia Funds-in-Trust
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/07/2023 - 01/07/2024

Benefitting country(ies): Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Overview:

Africa is the fourth region to be undertaking periodic reporting under the revised regional cycle approved by the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention [Decision 14.COM 8]. The present project aims to strengthen the human and institutional capacities of States Parties in the region, in conducting a thorough review of the state of safeguarding policies, programmes, and initiatives in ›››


Consolidating and upscaling efforts of community museums to safeguard six intangible cultural heritage elements in Uganda

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 99,601 granted in 2024
  • Dates of implementation:
    • Approved in 03/2024 - not yet under implementation
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda

Overview:

To be implemented by the Uganda Community Museums Association (UCOMA), an accredited NGO, this two-year project aims to increase the capacity of community museums to sustainably safeguard Uganda’s intangible cultural heritage inscribed on the Lists of the 2003 Convention. It is the second phase of the project entitled ‘Strengthening the capacity of community museums to promote inscribed intangible cultural heritage’, which was i ›››


Consolidating the promotion of intangible cultural heritage education in institutions of higher learning in collaboration with bearer communities

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 98,203 granted in 2023
  • Dates of implementation:
    • Approved in 10/2023 - not yet under implementation
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda

Overview:

Implemented by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU), an accredited non-governmental organization under the 2003 Convention, this two-year project aims to promote intangible cultural heritage education in higher-learning institutions. The project builds on the achievements of a previous intervention aimed at raising awareness of the relevance of living heritage in Uganda’s current development context among the management and academic staff of f ›››


Strengthening the capacity of community museums to promote inscribed intangible cultural heritage elements

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 61,471 granted in 2019
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 06/05/2020 - 10/06/2022
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda

Overview:

Implemented by the Uganda Community Museums Association, this twenty-four-month projectwas intended to strengthen the capacities of community museums to promote inscribed elements of intangible cultural heritage in Uganda. Although several safeguarding measures have been proposed for these elements, the concept of intangible cultural heritage was still not well-understood, particularly among young people, and the elements were not sufficiently visible at ›››

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Strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Eastern Africa

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 59,571
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 05/03/2024 - 05/03/2024

Benefitting country(ies): Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

Overview:

This activity aims to strengthen national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Eastern Africa by supporting States Parties with capacity building for carrying-out community based inventories of ICH. It will also aim to secure ratification by Somalia, the last Member State in the region left to ratify the 2003 Convention. For countries developing culture policies, efforts will be made to ›››

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Community-self documentation and revitalization of ceremonies and practices associated with Empaako naming system in Uganda

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 232,120 granted in 2017
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 23/02/2018 - 10/02/2020
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda

Overview:

Inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List in December 2013, Empaako is a traditional naming system whereby, in addition to their family and given names, a child is given an Empaako from a list of twelve shared by the entire community. The practice is associated with rituals and ceremonies whose meaning is central to the identity and belief systems of the communities ›››

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Safeguarding and promotion of Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of Busoga Kingdom in Uganda

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 24,990 granted in 2015
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2017
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda

Overview:

The project merged with ongoing safeguarding initiatives of the Busoga communities of Eastern Uganda to revitalize and strengthen Bigwala music and dance traditions, which play a key role in maintaining Busoga collective memory, cultural values and social unity. Involving the performance of five or more gourd trumpet players, each producing a single tone blown in hocket to produce a melody ›››

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Inventorying the intangible cultural heritage of four communities in Uganda

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 216,000 granted in 2012
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 05/07/2013 - 31/03/2015
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda

Overview:

In July 2013, Uganda launched a multi-year project to enable four local communities to identify their living heritage, as an essential step for its safeguarding. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development will coordinate the establishment of a national strategy for inventorying intangible cultural heritage and organize a workshop in the capital in order to train local coordinators on the ›››

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Madi bow lyre music, O'di

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 10,000 granted in 2013
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 23/12/2013 - 31/03/2015

Benefitting country(ies): Uganda


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