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International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices UNESCO (IRCI), Japan

Source: UNESCO

Year of creation: 2011

The functions of the Centre are to:

(i) instigate and coordinate research into practices and methodologies of safeguarding endangered ICH in the region;

(ii) assist countries in the region in implementing other research activities, while paying special attention to developing States;

(iii) organize regional workshops and seminars focusing on research as a measure for safeguarding ICH and on research on safeguarding practices and methodologies;

(iv) encourage and assist young researchers in the region engaging in research activities aimed at safeguarding ICH;

(v) cooperate with other category 2 institutions active in the domain of safeguarding ICH, in the region and beyond; and

(vi) initiate cooperation among interested institutions, while furthering technical assistance vis-à-vis developing countries in the region.

Participating countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cook Islands, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan

Official Website: http://www.irci.jp

Address: 81, Laiguangying West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Zip Code: 100021

Tel: 86-10-64966526

Fax: 86-10-64969281

E-mail: administration@crihap.cn


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