Programs to Raise Awareness about ICH

Participating in Gunla Baajan, the traditional Devotional Music ⓒ Alina Tamrakar

Capitalizing on the improved interest and efforts to safeguard ICH, ICHCAP strives to lead stakeholders in various modes of safeguarding processes at the national, sub-regional, and regional levels. By launching many accessible projects, the Centre works towards a heightened understanding of living heritage with emphasis on community development, cultural diversity, and international cooperation. In pursuing youth-oriented initiatives, ICHCAP propagates individual appreciation of ICH through the youth whose participation in ICH transmission and safeguarding is necessary toward better systemic changes and sustainable development.

Main Activities

  • UNESCO Capacity-building Workshop for Safeguarding ICH
  • Young Practitioners Storytelling Project
  • 2016 Multimedia Contest: Intangible Cultural Heritage in Our Daily Lives
  • Online Course for Teachers on Intangible Cultural Heritage Education in Schools in Asia-Pacific


  • ICH stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region

Partner Organizations

  • UNESCO Field Offices
  • International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP)
  • Korea: Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), National Intangible Heritage Center (NIHC), Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU)