Building ichLinks, Open ICH Information-Sharing Platform

ICHCAP has made efforts to build a systematic mechanism that creates an effective pipeline to share ICH data and contents. ichLinks aims to be a one-stop gateway for easy search and use of all ICH information in the Asia-Pacific region.

Main Activities

  • Recruiting Partner Organizations and Supporting ichLinks related Projects
  • Providing Financial and/or Technical Supports and Distributing Archive Management Package for Partner Organizations
  • Organizing Regular ichLinks Executive Committee Meetings
  • Operating ICH Stakeholders’ Networking Programmes
  • Establishing Asia-Pacific ICH Database
  • Asia-Pacific ICH Digital Archive Service
  • Producing ICH Digital Content and Public Service
  • Developing, Advancing, and Managing the ichLinks System


  • ICH communities, NGOs, experts, organizations, UNESCO Member States, and all ICH stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific

Partner Organizations

Phase State Partner Organization website
Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies(VICAS) Vietnam
Mongolia National Center for Cultural Heritage
Uzbekistan Republican Scientific-Methodical Center for Organization of Culture Institutions Activity(RIMM) under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Malaysia Malaysian Arts and Culture Practitioner Association
Kazakhstan National Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Bhutan National Library and Archives of Bhutan(NLAB)
Singapore National Heritage Board(NHB)
Fiji iTaukei Institute of Language and Culture (TILC), Ministry of iTaukei Affairs
India Sangeet Natak Akademi(SNA)
Cambodia Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts
Kyrgyzstan National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO
Tajikistan Research Institute of Culture and Information


  • Developed and Operating the ichLinks(
  • Established Asia-Pacific ICH Database and Digital Archive Service
  • Developed Five Types of ICH Digital Contents
  • Designated twelve Partner Organizations and Supported eight ichLinks related Projects
  • Composed the ichLinks Executive Committee