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The ICH NGO forum has launched regional networks to share experiences and find ways to develop network cooperation, relationships and capacities in the regions.

To that effect, regional meetings of NGOswere held in Jeju to further enhance, and support from the regions efforts of the Forum, determined to be an even more active role player in the process of safeguarding ICH.

To establish this, regional working group meetings were held in Jeju, where the first exchange of ideas, challenges and possible networking strategies were discussed.

You can access the reports of regional meetings here:


AfricaMr. Butholezwe Kgosi NYATHI – Amagugu International Heritage Center (Zimbabwe) –

Arab StatesMs. Reme Sakr – Syria Trust for Development (Syria) (

Asia and the PacificMr. Dong Hwan Choi – CICS, Center for Intangible Cultural Studies (Republic of Korea) –

Eastern EuropeMr. Kaloyan Nikolov – EAFF, European Association of Folklore Festivals (Bulgaria) – kaloyanik(@)

Latin America and the CaribbeanMr. Jorge Gustavo Caicedo – La Enciclopedia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial / The Intangible Cultural Heritage Encyclopedia (Mexico)- (

Western Europe and North AmericaMrs Meg NÖMGÅRD – Berättarnätet Kronoberg/ The Storytelling Network of Kronoberg (Sweden) –

International: Mrs Naila CERIBAŠIC – ICTM, International Council for Traditional Music –