As part of the long-term strategy for implementation of the Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Pakistan, the National Heritage and Culture Division (NHCD) of the Government of Pakistan, and UNESCO Islamabad, with the support of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, have undertaken a joint project titled Community Based Inventorying and Capacity Building of Indigenous Communities for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provinces.
The central objective of this project is to improve the quality of life of indigenous communities, and to enhance the capacity of all stakeholders including ICH practitioners, government officials, civil society organizations, students, and academics to safeguard ICH through sustainable development in Sindh. The expected results from this project are to safeguard ICH through documentation and transmission, and empower indigenous communities to be able to take an active part in the study of their culture, while building capacity and developing opportunities for sustainable growth in vulnerable regions.
A key outcome of the Sindh component of the project is Community Based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Tharparkar. The services for the first phase of the project, to fulfill the objective are provided by Heritage Cell, Department of Architecture and Planning, NEDUET (HC-DAPNED) in partnership with the project consultant Ms. Meeza Ubaid, who is part of UNESCO’s Global Network of Facilitators for ICH.
This website has been developed by HC-DAPNED, under this project. With the endorsement of the Government of Sindh, this website will serve as the official provincial inventory for ICH in Sindh.
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