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

A new UNESCO Category 2 Centre in the field of intangible cultural heritage in the Arab States

UNESCO and the United Arab Emirates signed in December 2021 an agreement to establish the International Centre for Capacity Building in Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Arab States in Sharjah....

Crafts of Sonipat, Haryana

Haryana is a state in the Northern part of India. The region is famous for its historic connection with the ancient Indus valley civilization, stories of Mahabharata, and the three...

Join the free UNESCO MOOC on living heritage and sustainable development!

How is intangible cultural heritage – or ‘living heritage’ - related to sustainable development? How is it relevant for addressing today’s development challenges in areas such as health, education, gender,...

Cheoyongmu, the New Year’s Eve Dance

In the traditional society, on New Year's Eve, the day before January 1st of the lunar calendar, the civilians and the royal court held a Narye ceremony to welcome the...

Find out the newly inscribed elements on the 2003 Convention Lists

During this year’s session, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed 4 elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding,...

Indigenous Community member from Nepal receives prestigious Jeonju Award

Mr. Dil Kumar Barahi from Nepal was one of the finalists of the Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage 2021. Mr. Barahi, leader of traditional association (Guthi) is...


Related Sites

ichLinks

ichLinks is a one-stop online platform where you can easily meet and experience intangible cultural heritage information and content from forty-eight UNESCO member states in the Asia-Pacific region. ichLinks will advance as a common venue for communication and cooperation among various stakeholders, including policy makers, research institutes, experts, NGOs, communities and practitioners related to intangible cultural heritage.

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

Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea

Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea

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