Call for application on ICH safeguarding needs-assessment in Tajikistan

30 January 2019

UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced individuals, teams or organizations to undertake a survey intended to assess the main needs and priorities for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Tajikistan, within the framework EU/UNESCO Project: “Silk Road Heritage Corridors in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran – International Dimension of the European Year of Cultural Heritage”.

Implementation period: 15 March – 7 June 2019.

The activity, to be undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan, aims at establishing a solid foundation to improve the safeguarding of the country’s living heritage, in accordance with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The survey shall combine desk research and on-site consultations in order to assess the adequacy of the institutional and professional environments, availability of expertise and the national capacity to set up or revise legislative and policy frameworks, draw up inventories and carry out other safeguarding measures in accordance with the 2003 Convention.

In particular, the survey shall aim at:
- assessing the current policy, legal and institutional frameworks for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of Tajikistan;
- outlining the main needs in terms of professional and institutional capacity building for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of Tajikistan;
- developing a multi-year action plan for implementation of the survey’s recommendations, including proposals for capacity-building, to be possibly addressed within the scope of UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme and international assistance mechanisms for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

Application form:  Safeguarding needs-assessment in Tajikistan_TOR.pdf 

All mandatory documentation (description, application form and all templates can be found below) should be submitted by email to by 18:00 Almaty time on Friday, 22 February 2019.

Email Subject: Needs-assessment survey on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of Tajikistan

Only short-listed candidate will be selected and notified no later than one week after the closing date.

This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of UNESCO Almaty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
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