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Messages to the 2003 Convention

The ICH NGO Forum invites individuals and actors from around the world to share their Messages Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Web Dossier on Intangible Cultural Heritage and sustainable tourism

Benefits and challenges when intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and tourism meet, and to develop sustainable living heritage tourism.

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April 9, 2024 in News

The ARCH: a network on safeguarding of rare crafts

The ARCH (Alliance for Rare Crafts Heritage) is a global network dedicated to safeguarding endangered crafts.  This network aim to preserve, enhance and revive crafts heritage, empower artisans, and promote sustainable craft practices that shape a vibrant and diverse future. Collaborating across borders, we foster a vibrant global network committed…
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February 26, 2024 in News

ICH Tourism dialogues: conversations on Living Heritage and Tourism

ICH Tourism dialogue #2 A dialogue with Kaat De Ridder. In 2024, the ICH NGO Forum runs a new initiative in the frame of the web dossier on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism: a series of online ICH Tourism dialogues is organized throughout the year. Through the dialogues, we…
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January 23, 2024 in #heritageAlive, News

#HeritageAlive – Call for Articles: Basketry, preserving basket braiding traditions from the field

(For the french version click here) #HeritageAlive, is a journal published every two years, with the support of ICHCAP, to promote NGOs’ experiences with the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (#HeritageAlive - ICH NGO Forum). So far, 4 editions in the Living Heritage Serie have been published successfully. In December…
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January 11, 2024 in #heritageAlive, News

Albert van der Zeijden Prize: the 2023 winner is Charlotte Courtois

On December 6th, 2023, during the UNESCO 18.COM in Kasane, Botswana, #HeritageAlive and the ICH NGO Forum had the pleasure to award Charlotte Courtois from the UNESCO accredited NGO Konstelacio in France, this year’s Albert van der Zeijden Prize. With this award Charlotte is being recognized for her contributions to…
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