What We Do

Information Sharing

ICHCAP aims to promote intangible cultural heritage (ICH) safeguarding activities of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, and countries through management and effective sharing of information and cultural data focusing on ICH....

Network Building

Our Centre establishes networks among communities, groups, and individuals to help transmit and share intangible cultural heritage. This initiative strengthens cooperative networks among NGOs, research institutes, and government organizations regionally...

Raising Awareness

Promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and raising public awareness about cultural assets, domains of knowledge, and practices relevant to ICH safeguarding shape conducive conditions for the protection...


RECENT NEWS

UNESCO and ICHCAP Hold Webinar “Monitoring Living Heritage in Education: Contributing to Heritage Safeguarding and to Achieving SDG 4”

UNESCO, in collaboration with ICHCAP, will hold an online seminar on 26 January from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Paris time on the subject of ‘Intangible Heritage Monitoring in...

New and Forthcoming Cultures and Traditions in eHRAF World Cultures & Archaeology (2020-2021)

A popular annual request from our members is for information about how we are growing our culture collections in our eHRAF databases. Below is a brief summary of what cultures...

People on Vanuatu’s Malekula Island Speak More than 30 Indigenous Languages. Here’s Why We Must Record Them

Malekula, the second-largest island in the Vanuatu archipelago, has a linguistic connection to Aotearoa. All of its many languages are distantly related to te reo Māori, and the island is...

Culture for Sustainable Development

Culture is who we are and what shapes our identity. No development can be sustainable without including culture. In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the “2030 Agenda...

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The...

UNESCO TechCul Initiative 2020 Winners Announced

UNESCO Bangkok Office has announced the thirteen winners of the TechCul Initiative 2020, an innovative idea challenge co-hosted with FossAsia and sponsored by Tencent, Huawei, ICHCAP, etc. on 9 January,...


Related Sites

ICH Courier

ICHCAP publishes the ICH Courier as a specialized magazine in the field of ICH to provide news and information related to intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific region. The recent volumes can be viewed and downloaded online ICH Courier website.

e-Knowledge Center

ICHCAP has uploaded some of its project outcomes on our e-Knowledge Center website. Here, you can find multimedia materials and electronic versions of many ICHCAP publications.


COOPERATIVE PARTNERS

National Intangible Heritage Center

National Intangible Heritage Center

CRIHAP, Category 2 Center

CRIHAP, Category 2 Center

IRCI, Category 2 Center

IRCI, Category 2 Center

Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia

Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

UNESCO

UNESCO

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina