4 April 2020     Interesting facts  UNESCO 

UNESCO provides direct access to online tools on living heritage and its safeguarding and the idea is dedicated to the knowledge and education. The initiative is directed to both preparatory capacity building programs, deeper understanding and application of the 2003 Convention and Researchers, as useful case studies for sustainable development and visual applications of data are provided.

You have the opportunity to apply in your capacity-building education many useful materials that are available in editable format so that you can adapt them to your preferred option.

The initiative includes 5 projects, each of which provides different views on learning about information resources:

The "Dive intp Intangible Cultural Heritage" campaign gives you the opportunity to find many ways to navigate a dynamic and interactive space of intangible cultural practices and expressions. You will see the rich cultural diversity that they represent together. Using web semantics and graphical visualization, the campaign offers  conceptual and visual navigation through the more than 500 items listed on the lists of UNESCO by the 2003 Convention.

The various elements are explored in domains, topics, geography and ecosystems, and this makes it possible to visualize the deep relationships between them.

Capacity-building: UNESCO has developed a complete set of capacity-building materials that includes more than 50 thematic training units.

Originally developed in English, the materials are now available in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Portuguese. UNESCO encourages users to transform the information resources to the needs of the local context.

Video animation aims to show the close conncetion between the intangible cultural heritage and gender. The idea is that rethinking genders' roles can open up new opportunities for protecting the intangible cultural heritage. 

Sustainable development toolbox with more than 30 case studies from around the world. It complements the existing training materials developed under the UNESCO Global Capacity Building Program.
Interactive bibliography of more than 1,000 research references related to the 2003 Convention. The project aims to improve the spread of living heritage research to all states involved in the implementation of the Convention. It also aims to promote better communication between researchers working in the intangible cultural heritage sphere. The online bibliography currently contains more than 1000 references in 10 languages.