Survey reveals a diversity of university programmes in Southern Africa working on intangible cultural heritage
A recent survey of universities in Southern Africa acknowledged that a diversity of disciplines are integrating intangible cultural heritage including culture, heritage, archaeology, tourism, history, indigenous knowledge systems, theatre and African languages.
On December 18, 2018, UNESCO Beirut launched a pilot project called ‘Learn with the Intangible Cultural Heritage for a sustainable future’ that targets Lebanese public and private schools that are part of UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet).
Comoros strives to strengthen its legislative framework for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
A national workshop for the elaboration of a strategic review document to strengthen the legislative framework for the safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Comoros was held from 20 to 22 November 2018, in Moroni.
Following the fieldwork in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Cape Coast to identify the needs for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Ghana, the UNESCO office in Accra organized a needs assessment validation workshop on 13 and 14 December 2018.
Under the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, UNESCO and the European Union teamed up to develop a new project strengthening the connections between heritage, youth and education.
The next annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place from 9 to 14 December 2019 in Bogotá, Colombia.
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Mauritius until 1 December, inscribed thirty-one elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Traditional Tibetan bathing for a medical purpose was inscribed onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on Nov 28, 2018.