Safeguarding Pioneers

Organizations and groups doing significant work in the field of ICH


Meeting the Pioneers of ICH Safeguarding

Safeguarding Pioneers in ICH Courier

ICHCAP's ICH Courier includes a section called Safeguarding Pioneers to recognize leading organizations working in the ICH field. Each featured organization plays a role in safeguarding the ICH of many communities in its respective regions and sub-regions and promotes international exchange based on a shared awareness of ICH. By raising the visibility of these organizations, ICHCAP shares information on how ICH can be safeguarded and transmitted. This promotional gesture also serves as a foundation for building networks that contributes to safeguarding ICH systematically.

Below are twenty-six safeguarding pioneers located in twenty-one states.

Twenty-six organizations
Sub-region Location Organization
Central Asia Kazakhstan Folklore Laboratory at the Science Research Institution
Kyrgyzstan Central Asia Crafts Support Association’s Resource Center
Uzbekistan Alisher Navoi Institute of Language and Literature
East Asia Korea (Republic of) Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
International Mask Arts & Culture Organization (IMACO)
National Intangible Cultural Heritage Center
Mongolia Institute of Language and Literature of Mongolian Academy of Sciences
Pacific Fiji Institute of iTaukei Language and Culture
Vanuatu Pacific Islands Museums Association
Samoa Tiapapata Art Centre
Micronesia (Federated States of) Waa'gey
NGO Pasifika Renaissance
Papua New Guinea Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies
South Asia Bangladesh Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
Bhutan Folk Heritage Museum of Bhutan (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
Iran Pishin Pajouh Cultural and Art Institute
India Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Bhasha Research Centre
Pakistan National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa)
Southeast Asia Cambodia APSARA Authority
Indonesia Indonesian National Puppetry Secretariat (SENA WANGI)
Malaysia Department of National Heritage
Philippines National Commission for Culture and Arts
Thailand The Resource Center for Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages and Cultures, Mahidol University
Vietnam Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies