Interpersonal Exchange Programs in the ICH Field

2019 Cultural Partnership Initiative Participants © ICHCAP

ICHCAP has been running Cultural Partnership Initiative and Associate Expert Program to enlarge ICH experts’ network in the Asia-Pacific region. We have since developed a mutually beneficial working relationship and cooperation with affiliate organizations. With the support of the Centre, invited young professionals conduct individual research in the ICH field. They also participate in ICHCAP’s relevant projects to build scholarly capacity and practical learning experiences in the ICH field.

Main Activities

  • Associate Expert Program
  • Cultural Partnership Initiative


  • Young professionals in the Asia-Pacific region


  • 2012-2019 Cultural Partnership Initiative (Go to CPI Page)
  • 2017-2019 ICHCAP Associate Expert Program (Bernidick Bryan Hosmillo)
  • 2020 ICHCAP Associate Expert Program (Zhansulu Issayeva)
2012 Vietnam, Cameroon, India, Tajikistan 4
2013 Bhutan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Fiji 4
2014 Lao PDR, Indonesia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Palau 6
2016 Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Tonga 4
2017 Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan 4
2018 Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan 4
2019 Nepal, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kazakhstan 6

※ Due to relocation of the Centre, ICHCAP did not run the CPI Program in 2015